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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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Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.

Subject: History, Environmental Science

Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI). part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth anddevelopment as commonly measured by per capita GDP and the HumanDevelopment Index (HDI) for 100 countries of the world. There is a bigdebate about how good an indicator HDI is compared to GDP per capita asa measure of development.

Subject: Economics

Quantitative Review of an Article part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.

Subject: Political Science

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.

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.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience

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.

Subject: Economics