Teaching Activity Collection
These activities have been developed or adapted by Carleton faculty. For many more assignments from multiple disciplines, see the SERC activity collection. These assignments are presented in a common format so that other educators can make use of them more easily. Faculty are invited to submit activities to the collection at any time.Help
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Malnutrition, DNA replication, development, and schizophrenia homework problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Coached Problem Solving:Examples
At the beginning of a DNA, DNA replication, and mitosis unit, students are given a short science news article summarizing a recent research paper. This assignment links the article to figures and key techniques from a related journal article, requiring students to apply and transfer the knowledge they gained in the unit.
Explaining Seismic Hazard Probabilities part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay audience of citizens, government officials and others.
Creating and Reading Two-Way Tables - Pendulum and Sobriety Testing part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This activity involves students actively to create and understand two-way tables.
Measuring Wellbeing across Racial Groups using Data and Statistics part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of assignments exposes students to statistics and data pertaining to economic wellbeing over time across racial (black-white)categories in the U.S.
This°-""That part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
Teaching Principles Students How to Assess the State of the Economy part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
Principles of economics students are asked to collect and analyze data on a few macro economic aggregates to give them a first taste of empirical work.
Empirical Economics Research Proposal part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to propose an original research question and identify data that could be used to answer that question.
Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
Intermediate students are asked to analyze data on the components of consumption and investment expenditures and explanatory variables based on textbook models of each. Students look for rough correlations between the explanatory and dependent variables.
Writing Precise Explanations of Graphic/Tabular Display of Economic Data part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks for short, precise explanations of economic data displayed in graphs and tables.
Science of Post 2012 Global Climate Change Treaty part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This project examines the role of science in political and economic decision of a selected country so as to project what the selected country's position might be in 2012 Global Climate Change Conference.