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A "Jigsaw" Activity for Teaching about Uranium Mining on the Navajo Nation part of Cutting Edge:Public Policy:Activities
This activity takes an Earth system approach to teach about uranium mining on the Navajo Nation, and can be modified to teach a variety of case studies.

American Politics Group Data Projects part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
SETUPS (Empirical Teaching Unites in Political Science) data, published by the American Political Science Association, will be employed in group data analysis projects in an American Government class. Students then use results from these reports in composing an essay question on the course's final exam.

Investigative Case - "European Starlings and Woopeckers" part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Investigative Case Based Learning:Examples
An exploration into Niche Competition and Population Ecology

The High Plains: Land of Extremes part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
This lesson plan includes a debate about whether the black-footed ferret should be reintroduced onto public lands and a study of the High Plains habitat.

The Great Energy Debate part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
This lesson plan explores the energy debate in the U.S. Students will hold a mock congressional committee meeting and make decisions about public lands and energy resources.

Science in the Courtroom: The Woburn Toxic Trial part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
In this exercise, hydrology students role-play expert witnesses in a mock trial dealing with contamination of groundwater.

Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
This is collaborative problem solving using data in which students role-play NASA and other personnel determining a good strategy for launching a probe to study a comet.

Jurassic Park Debate part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
This role-playing exercise casts students as scientific specialists, assigned to a group either supporting or opposing the cloning of dinosaurs. Each group researches and presents its argument.

Student Peer Review Through A Discussion Board to Develop an Invasive Species Paper part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples
Through a discussion board, students comment and respond to paper topics on invasive species.

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Discovering Dinosaurs part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples
In this activity, students write an essay on the history of scientific discoveries in the field of dinosaur paleontology.

Calibrate Peer ReviewTM: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples
Students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance, the Middle East, including the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production.

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean - Geologic History of A Large Igneous Province part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples
This activity explores the significance and geologic history of the Kerguelen Plateau Large Igneous Province, as revealed by Ocean Drilling Program.

Plate Tectonics writing assignment suitable for Calibrated Peer Review part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focussed on the use of data to support the theory of plate tectonics.

Writing about the Indian Monsoon (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focussed on the use of data to understand mechanisms and processes that result in the Indian Monsoon.

Writing about the world's fisheries (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples
A writing assignment that asks students to summarize the findings of the Pew Ocean Commission report "America's Living Oceans, contrast it to an opposing viewpoint, and recommend a fisheries policy based on their understanding.

Writing about the climate (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focused on the use of data to understand the earth's recent climate history.

Exploration to Mars... or Not? An Exercise with Split-Screen Electronic Peer Review part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples
This is a split-screen electronic peer review exercise where students justify whether or not we should continue our exploration of Mars.

Send-a-problem: Making the connection between data and models part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples
The send-a-problem activity helps students make a connection between real world data and theoretical models.

A Cooperative Learning Approach to Policy Debates (with Application to an Economics of Poverty and Discrimination Class) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This activity utilizes a cooperative learning approach to in-class policy debates.

Using Cooperative Peer Editing to Develop Effective Economic Research Questions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Students engage in peer editing and cooperative discussion to enhance research questions based on criteria designed to generate effective economic research questions.