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VOCES: Spanish for Heritage Learners Introductory Exercise part of Examples
This is a just in time activity that uses a Spanish for the bilingual student website to launch a classroom discussion on cultural and linguistic identity. Students listen to three native speakers talk about their lives in their countries and their transition to life in the university in America. They then talk about their own experience, in class and on a discussion board.

Subject: Languages

Evaluating Quantitative Methods in the Analysis of Victorian Novels part of Examples
Current research on the Victorian novel includes fascinating, even radical quantitative methods that are transforming assumptions about literary history. This assignment will explore these new methods and help students learn to understand and evaluate quantitative data in relation to literature.

Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the evidence part of Examples
This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

Subject: Environmental Science

Learning About Racial Demography Using the US Census part of Examples
The purpose of this activity is to give students the opportunity to learn how the US Census categorizes race and analyze racialized descriptive statistics. They will get a chance to digest the material in the Census reports, and teach it to others.

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Examples
An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.

Subject: Psychology

Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Examples
This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ability to apply standard microeconomic models and contextualizing the policy debate with numeric evidence.

Subject: Economics

Calculating Divorce Rates part of Examples
This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.

Subject: Economics, Sociology

Understanding Exponential Growth in the Context of Population Models part of Examples
This set of short assignments gives students practice with exponential models in the context of the growing human population.

Subject: Mathematics, Geography:Human/Cultural

Empirical Economics Research Proposal part of Examples
This assignment asks students to propose an original research question and identify data that could be used to answer that question.

Subject: Economics

Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course part of Examples
Intermediate students are asked to analyze data on the components of consumption and investment expenditures and explanatory variables based on textbook models of each. Students look for rough correlations between the explanatory and dependent variables.

Subject: Economics