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View Resource How to Create a Syllabus

College or university instructors who have a new course coming up (or are redesigning an old one) may want to check out this in-depth guide from The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled How to Create a Syllabus. This resource offers readers a conversational tutorial detailing the what, why, and how of a successful syllabus, and it includes some helpful suggestions for what not to do as well. The...

View Resource Hmong Studies Journal

Following the culmination of the Laotian civil war in the 1970s, thousands of the Hmong ethnic group were forced to leave Laos and became refugees, with many settling in the United States. For those interested in the Hmong diaspora, the open-access Hmong Studies Journal offers scholars in a variety of fields "the only peer-reviewed academic publication devoted to the scholarly discussion of Hmong...

View Resource Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I

In 2017, the US government released the first volume of its Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), which was "designed to be an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States." Based on an extensive body of peer-reviewed scientific research and datasets, this report concluded that "it is extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions...

View Resource Pew Research Center: Teens' Social Media Habits and Experiences

Today's teens are growing up in a world where social media has existed throughout their entire lives, and there have been concerns about the influence it has on their overall wellbeing. In November 2018, the Pew Research Center published a study examining the social media habits and experiences of teens in the United States. Among the study's major findings, large majorities of surveyed teens said...

View Resource Journey of a Product: A loaf of bread

The story map Journey of a Product uses a loaf of bread as an example through which to introduce viewers to the concept of economic sectors. With a focus on the UK, the journey begins by looking at a colorful interactive map of land use in Europe before succinctly explaining the difference between goods and services. From there, the bread's journey continues through the primary, secondary,...