September 13, 2014, marks the 200th anniversary of the major British attack on Baltimore. What was so important about Baltimore two hundred years ago? Over a few decades in the early nineteenth century, Baltimore's population exploded, and it grew from a small town to the third largest city in the young United States. What was the draw? After the British set fire to the city of Washington in 1814, they set their sights on Baltimore,...
The purpose for this capstone project is to produce a web-based product which showcases the intersection of story and place in Louisville, KY’s historic cultural landscapes. My guiding question is: How can historic preservation methods be incorporated with creative use of personal narratives surrounding place to enhance the cultural vitality of communities? The project invited three local residents to share their stories around a significant historic site in their community that is meaningful to them,...
”Porn Stars and Politicians” is an exercise in media literacy, personal consciousness and value constructions of ideal and real culture. The project design invites Internet users to engage in an exercise of value constructions and iconography/semiotics.
Heritage languages are an integral part in the identity construct of children born to first and second generation immigrant parents. Many Lebanese immigrant families struggle to preserve the Arabic language within their households. This project strengthens the Arabic heritage language through the creation of an application that teaches the Lebanese Arabic language, while connecting the users to the Lebanese culture and its many facets. The application is called HAKINI ARABI, which is an Arabic phrase...
This paper is an analysis of storytelling and superhero themes as well as a supplement to the website project constructed at http://ravenalegria13.wix.com/superheroines. While the website addresses some storytelling aspects, this paper collaborates with the website and contains both a self-reflection piece to answer some personal questions and an analytical section to focus on why superheroes are so important to storytelling, digital arts, and cultural sustainability.
Guiding documents, including schedules for the RTF101 and RTF103 (first and third semesters in the program). Observation forms, expectations for participants, journal club guidelines, policies and teaching outlines.
This series presents a basic overview of some basic concepts in socio-environmental science.
This is a teaching case study based on the anthropological research of Dr. Steven Lansing, and part of the SESYNC collection of socio-environmental case studies (www.sesync.org)
Keynote address at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Library Association, College and Research Division.
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This rubric is used by the Teaching and Learning Services Department at UMD Libraries to evaluate one minute papers submitted by first year students during library instruction for ENGL101.
Save the Turtles! And the Grizzlies? Or the Woodpeckers? Prioritizing Endangered Species ConservationJudy Che-Castaldo, William Burnside & Cynthia Wei
This is a teaching resource developed to teach about socio-environmental synthesis. Specifically, it is a case study teaching activity focused on endangered species conservation.
Sample resume that a producer could use to help demonstrate to a landlord how the producer operates his/her farm.
Example newsletter for producers to utilize.
BETYdb is a database of plant trait and yield data that supports research, forecasting, and decision making associated with the development and production of cellulosic biofuel crops. Data from a wide variety of sources with broad geographic and temporal coverage are included. Data are added on an ongoing basis.