This paper assignment requires students to adopt the perspective of the U.S. Secretary of State or the White House Chief of Staff in order to synthesize the facts of events leading up to the Cuban revolution and propose policy options to the president.
In his Bible in the Humanities section, David Weimer had students present a modern object that makes an allusion or reference to the Bible. This activity allows students to explore modern-day understandings of the Bible as they relate to the original text.
In this in-class simulation, students adopt the interests and goals of the Kayapó Indians, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the Brazilian government, and Electrobras in order to resolve a conflict over the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.
In this "murder mystery" activity, a beloved professor has been murdered in his mansion. The students have to take on the roles of different characters and, using Portuguese past verb tenses and relevant vocabulary, solve the mystery.
In this homework assignment, students take as a starting point President Obama's speech at the University of Michigan about the cost of tuition and student debt and, using concepts from the readings and data online, get into depth about the nature of college tuition and student debt.