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- Scientific Accuracy
- Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
- Pedagogic Effectiveness
- Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
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This page first made public: Apr 18, 2006
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
- Relate course topics to real-world situations.
- Give students experience in researching current issues in environmental science, env. geology, etc.
- Teach students how to become engaged in the political process.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Synthesize results and report back to class with a summary of findings.
Other skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignment
Student research candidates' positions using web resources, news papers, and campaign materials. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the campaign directly and question the candidate, if possible.
Students report back to the class with a 3-5 minute presentation and a poster that may be displayed in a college commons area. Reports are presented a week prior to the election.
Determining whether students have met the goals
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