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The Importance of Humanities

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As I haven’t been able to log onto the site for a while, my husband created my own website, where I posted the Powerpoint and the links, lesson, and material.  You can access the site here. Introduction  Humanities is a required course that many students do not feel is important in their careers.  Coming to […]

Music and the Brain

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Introduction:  Few will deny that music has a powerful impact on most of our lives, but it is interesting to think about why it is so powerful.  Music can help put us into various emotional states, whether it be relaxed, focused, or even angry.  I will discuss this topic in a Music Appreciation class.  Why […]

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Gina Dalle Molle Title: “The States” History and Geography in Action Class: I plan to use mine in my EAP 1500 Speech Class Introduction:  I have an existing group speech project that I do in EAP1500.  I already have the students responsible for creating a power point as part of the speech.  I have been […]

Critical Thinking and Civil Debate for Ordinary Life (and Ethics, btw)

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This lesson is about how basic critical thinking works, and how important it is when discussing issues that are controversial or personal or are otherwise disposed to unnecessarily heated discussions. I will begin by showing that techniques exist for this, both for regulating emotions and then for proceeding in a rational way regardless of how […]

R.I.P. Print?

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Is print dead? Print is not dead.  Rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.  The economics of the publishing industry, which of course includes e-publishing, is one of the reasons print will be with us for a long time to come.  If you’d like to listen to a discussion of this issue, NPR aired […]

Wanna Hangout?

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This summer I am taking Destination Circles of Innovation.  I just learned about Google Hangout from James May. Edie, James, and I “hanged out” for a few hours, and I learned a few tricks that I want to try next semester. Google Hangout seems like a combination of Skype, Facebook, Youtube, texting, and much more […]

Final Draft Plan: The Black Death

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Andrew Kinsell Title: The Black Death Class: EUH 2000, Western Civilizations I Introduction: The focus of my class on the Black Death is not the disease itself but the societal impacts the Black Death had throughout Europe.  In order to accomplish this goal I will include a short video and a primary source (Boccaccio’s Decameron). […]

Engaging the Active Learner (infographic)

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The following infographic gives a clear, short explanation on the importance of using active learning strategies in the classroom. Using these strategies and encouraging students to change from passive learners waiting for information to be handed to them to active, enthusiastic learners that get involved in the learning process has a significant impact on enhancing […]

My Stroke of Insight

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Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]