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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.


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Mystery in Alaska: A Study of the 2000 Fishing Ban part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
Solving Mystery in Alaska and investigating the role of science in July 2000 Alaska fishing ban with the intention to protect Steller sea lions.

Where does your energy come from? Analyzing your energy bill part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM/FaCE:Projects:Integrating Sustainability into the Undergraduate Curriculum:Activities
Students use utility bills to determine the cost and sources of energy in their households.

Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Energy Policy, Environmental Science:Energy, Energy:Energy Policy

Mining the News part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
This is a series of short assignments that require students to locate appropriate journalistic texts and employ rhetorical analysis: Mining the News.

Composing Grant Proposal Budgets: A Graphical Aid part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
This document allows a grant applicant to better understand the components of a standard grant budget, to develop various elements on a specific grant budget, and to link a budget to other parts of the proposal. The document is specific to Carleton College but can readily incorporate other institutions' information.

Position Paper: Where to Send NASA's Next Big Mission part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
An opinion essay (in the style of an Op-Ed) wherein students argue for sending NASA's next large mission to a particular solar system target. Arguments are based on data and (where possible) numbers.

Hellenistic Scholarship: Scientific and Literary Inquiry part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
Through exploration of Hellenistic scholarship, students will explain how ancient scientists reached their conclusions and will identify and explain the strengths and weaknesses of those conclusions.

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.