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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Petrology in the Gravel Pit part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Gravel pits exposing glacial deposits provide a wonderful variety of gravel to boulder sized igneous and metamorphic rocks, helpful to instructors in hard-rock-challenged regions. -
An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
Laboratory activity on springs and simple harmonic motion that encourages creative development of experiments and clear presentation of quantitative results in the form of a memo.
Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.
Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.
Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.
Goldenrod Gall Flies: Writing a Lab Report in the Form of a Scientific Paper part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students collect protein electrophoresis data comparing goldenrod gall flies, analyze class data, and write a lab report in the format of a scientific paper.
Essay question: When, if ever, is it permissible to have an abortion? part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
This is an essay question on abortion for an entry level philosophy class. Students must state their view, and construct an argument for it, in light of the class readings.
The United States of Inequality: A QR Writing Activity part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
Literature and Data Search Library Session part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
A library session focused on building upon a robust literature search in order to search for data.
Corpus-based Latin Word Comparison part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
This exercise is a corpus-based analysis of a single word in Latin poetry to determine the different connotations that authors imbue their diction with.