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"Breakfast, Brainpower, and Connecting Disciplines" part of Examples
Activity to help students differentiate how disciplines focus on a problem.

Confronting the political economy of climate change part of Examples
Students apply economics, politics and sociology to better understand why cap and trade is the preferred political approach, but also why it's potentially problematic.

What are the causes and remedies to the racial achievement gap part of Examples
The lcture is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the causes and remedies of the racial achievement gap.

Integrated Sciences I part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This is an inquiry-based content course designed to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts of biology and geology.

Application of oral history to economics: Family Economic History part of Examples
Application of Oral History to Economics: Family Economic History The assignment will connect an oral history approach to the examination of economic concepts such as opportunity cost of attending school, economic crises (inflation and unemployment, etc.), and standard of living over time. Particularly, students will interview parents, grandparents, or family members from older generations regarding the types of work they performed, economic decisions they have made, and the economic conditions while they were growing up. The project develops a student's ability to understand and integrate these concepts from a variety of perspectives and real world situation.

Application of oral history to economics: Immigrant Economic Experiences part of Examples
Application of oral history to economics: Immigrant Experiences This assignment will connect an oral history approach to the examination of economic development concepts such as push and pull factors related to immigration decision, job opportunities in the host country, and issues related to brain drain. In addition, students will be able to explore other relevant migration concerns such as assimilation and discrimination. The project develops a student's ability to understand and integrate these concepts from a variety of perspectives and real world situations.

To Raise or Not to Raise the Minimum Wage part of Examples
In this interactive exercise, students explore the normative and economic issues that arise from minimum wage increases.


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