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Michael C. Kalton, University of Washington
This course is designed to address the interlocked problems of unwillingness to confront the dimensions of the environmental crisis and the feelings of helplessness and despair that often accompany perceiving the gravity of the situation.
Global Economic Inequalities: Microcredit Lending
Jim Zaffiro, Central College
Making actual microcredit loans to individual potential borrowers, in the context of an introductory international politics course.
Urban Farming, Soil Science and Me - Reflection 1
Federica Raia, The City College of New York
This reflection assignment is used within a service learning project to bridge three fundamental categories: community service, personal growth and course content. Reflections are designed to gauge students' ...
Mapping Place, Writing Home: Using Interactive Compositions On and Off the Trail
Kate Reavey, Peninsula College
Students will choose a physical place to study, a site that is close enough to visit at least four times during the quarter/semester. Using writing prompts, text-based research, and close observations in the "field" (the chosen place), students will create a "mashup" of spatially referenced pop-up balloons. These will include researched and narrative prose, citations and links, and some visual images, embedded into a map via Google Earth technology. Through this unique presentation, the research and writing can encourage viewers to better understand the place they have chosen to study.
Investigating Local Food: Meet Your Washington Farmers
June Johnson Bube, Seattle University
This assignment sequence seeks to stimulate students' thinking and writing about food production in the western Washington bioregion through a series of activities combining readings, class discussion, fieldwork, and writing assignments. Collaborative work in and outside of class culminates in students' interviewing local farmers and vendors at farmers markets and writing a surprising informative essay.
Experiencing Systemic Thinking
Craig Mosher, Luther College
This teaching activity will assist social work students to experience and understand social and natural systems through observing and writing about their observations.
Spinning wheels of the carbon cycle: Carbon from gasoline to plant material
Yaffa Grossman, Beloit Colleg; george wittler, Ripon College
Students will determine the quantity of carbon dioxide released by driving a vehicle and the the amount of photosynthetic activity required during that time period to offset this carbon dioxide production.
Recycling Service Learning Activity
Renee Faatz, Snow College
Increase recycling on campus and in the community
Amy Gates-Young, Modern Languages, Central College
Remembering the Model T
Jim Farrell, Environmental Studies, St. Olaf College