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These teaching activities have been submitted as a part of one of the workshops sponsored by the ACM/FaCE program.

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Home Energy Audit/Retrofits
Barbara Whitten, Colorado College
Home energy audit/retrofits allow students to apply thermodynamic principles to planning and executing a retrofit to make an existing home more energy efficient.

Where does your energy come from? Analyzing your energy bill
Mary Savina, Carleton College
Students use utility bills to determine the cost and sources of energy in their households.

Meal Satisfaction and Sustainability for Psychology
Lee, Jen (Coe College) With Contributions from Kent Simmonds (Luther College) and Betsy Hutula (ACM)

Understanding and Analyzing an Environmental Controversy
Steve Martin, Ripon College
Students will write a paper that analyzes a particular controversy that is related to the environment or issues of sustainability. In so doing, they will discover the role discourse plays in resolving, or failing to resolve, the different goals of competing interests.

Looking Back at History
Jim Farrell, Saint Olaf College
Students research an organism/commodity in the colonial period of American history, and write a first-person narrative/autobiography of its history as European settlers reshaped the environment (mental and physical) of North America.

Treating Mental Illness Around the World
Susan Long, Lake Forest College
This activity asks students to understand indigenous mental health treatments and compare them globally.

Community Excursion - Historic District
Susan Rice, Beloit College

Susan Rice, Beloit College

Susan Rice, Beloit College

Oakwood Cemetery Excursions - Beloit, WI
Susan Rice, Beloit College

Communicating Campus Resource Flows
Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Macalester College
Students research one of the energy or resource flows across the campus and design an educational project the describes the magnitude and importance of this energy or resource flow to the campus community for display during Earth Week.

Exploring in the Footsteps of Columbus: Letters Back Home
Nancy Gates-Madsen, Luther College; Anne-Marine Feat, Luther College
Students will write a letter back home describing a "pristine" wilderness scene of a Caribbean beach. They will compare their descriptions to Columbus's diary chronicling his first impressions of Hispaniola, paying attention to: 1. what is seen (and not seen) 2. the filter/frame of reference used to describe the landscape 3. the rhetoric of the letters.

Remembering the Model T
Jim Farrell, Saint Olaf College

Legacies of Gandhian thought
Brian Caton, Luther College

Structuring Auction Process
Steve Holland, Luther College; Aaron Swoboda, Carleton College
An experiment to help students understand the effect of different methods to allocate scarce resources.

Common Resource Experiment: Simulating Tragedy of the Commons in a Classroom
Dmytro Zhosan, Ripon College; Aaron Swoboda, Carleton College; Steve Holland, Luther College; David Hayes, Coe College
An in-class activity intended to introduce students to the Tragedy of the Commons, its causes and potential solutions.

Spinning wheels of the carbon cycle: Carbon from gasoline to plant material
Yaffa Grossman, Beloit College; george wittler, Ripon College
Students will determine the quantity of carbon dioxide released by driving a vehicle and the the amount of photosynthetic activity required during that time period to offset this carbon dioxide production.

Sustainability through Place
kathleen martinson, Luther College; Sonja Darlington, Beloit College

Whats for Dinner?: Purchasing and Preparing an Organic, locally grown Meal
Craig Watson, Monmouth College
Student groups of five plan, research, prepare and serve each other a meal using naturally grown ingredients, then review and reflect upon the meal and the experience.

Sustainability and Cultural Stories
Jon Jensen, Luther College

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