Activity By Skills: Technology Skills

  Technology Lesson 4 Trench Warfare Simulation

Lead the class through this online simulation to understand limitations of weapons during World War I. The teacher can also assign this as homework and ask the students to reflect upon the limitations of technology during World War I.

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  Technology Lesson 1 Social Media Wiki

Each student or teams of students are responsible for developing one page in a classroom wiki. Students should write about one emerging social media tool, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or others. The focus of the article should be how this media is innovative and why.

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  Technology Lesson 1 Timeline of the Future

The students visit http://www.futuretimeline.net/. They should choose three projected events and decide whether they agree or disagree with the prognosis and why. What past or recent technological developments contributed to this future event? In groups, develop a prediction. The class should vote on the best prediction and send it to the site.

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  Culture and HR Poster Presentation

The instructor should give the following instructions: You are member of the Committee Against Torture. Create a poster campaign to convince the people of Pakistan (or choose another country that has not ratified the agreement) to convince them to join the CAT.

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  Nationalism and State Sovereignty Lesson 6 Student Reports

Group reports should be roughly 8-10 minutes each. To encourage a fair division of labor and true collaboration, every student should be required to present, and the time should be divided as evenly as possible.

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  Nationalism and State Sovereignty Lesson 5 Student Reports

Each group prepares one of the topics listed below, or another topic chosen in consultation with the instructor. The groups and their topics should be selected well before the module’s first three lessons begin in order to give the groups time to work together and prepare adequately.

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  Demographics Lesson 2 Demography Project

This project is a group assessment project. Groups can put their answers in a Wikispace site developed for the class. Alternatively, this assignment could be handed in in regular print format.

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  Demographics Lesson 2 Population Pyramid Activity

Option A: Instructor brings copies of pyramids to class, and distributes to students

Option B: Students use computers in class to access the Population Reference Bureau website and obtain population pyramids for comparison.

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