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RWLO Title Student Materials Description Author(s)
Writing Focused Paragraphs Student Directions & Referenced URLs A collaborative exercise requiring students to interview each other for information to form the content of focused paragraphs. Marla DeSoto, Instructor, Glendale Community College
Discovering Cleveland's History Student Directions Students will identify a neighborhood in Cleveland to research, find interesting facts about and images of the neighborhood or a significant event or person associated with the neighborhood. Nancy Connor, Librarian/Asst. Professor, Cuyahoga Community College
Slavery in America - First-hand Accounts from Former Slaves Student Directions and Additional Materials Students will read and listen to former slaves (in their own voices) tell their stories through first-hand accounts of what slavery was like. Joshua Koen, Instructional Technology Specialist, Stevens Institute of Technology
Recognizing Cultural & Historical Implications in Oral Stories and Storytelling (.doc) See Word document The RWLO involves two main tasks for students: 1) Focus on childhood memories and the history of stories of various cultures in south eastern region; 2) Study/document the history of literature and literacy, with a focus on how to add the creative literary components when documenting oral tales. Jeannine M. Jordan, English Instructor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
American and Japanese Perspectives of the Attack at Pearl Harbor, 1941: A Comparison-Contrast Essay (.doc)

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This project makes use of two eyewitness accounts published on the Internet—one American and the other Japanese—of the 1941 Pearl Harbor Incident for a comparison-contrast essay assignment in an English writing class. Alan Zhang, Professor, Darton College
In Search of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Student materials For this RWLO students will go to the British Library website to learn about Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Quartos. They will use various websites to gain additional knowledge about the Globe Theatre. Using Google Earth, students will locate the place where the original Globe Theatre once stood. Students will locate one journal article about the Globe using a library research database. Anna Lauer, Librarian, Cuyahoga Community College
Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories Student materials Students will listen to accounts of the Kent State shootings, locate two articles that cover the event in a research database and then compare the oral accounts with written accounts. Paula DuPerow, Public Services Librarian, Cuyahoga Community College
Searching Primary Resources: A Personal Approach (.doc) See Word document Students are given instructions on starting a geneaology search using a free ancestry database located at public libraries around the country. Shirlee Muse, Librarian/Associate Professor, Cuyahoga Community College
The Use of Primary Sources for the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 in the Introduction to Women's Studies Curriculum (.doc) See Word document Students are engaged in understanding and analyzing the significance of the Convention in the Women's Rights Movement by choosing their own topics and supporting them with only Primary Sources as research materials. Rosie Soy, Associate Professor, Hudson County Community College
Comparison-Contrast of Local and International Coverage of the Same Current Event (.doc) See Word document Students will use the web to find two newspaper articles on the same event published the same day in a local newspaper and in an international one to compare and contrast in an essay. Robert Morris, Assoc. Prof. of English, Niagara County Community College
Conducting Interviews and Creating Interview Transcripts (.doc) See Word document This RWLO teaches students how to plan for, conduct, and write the transcript of an interview (in the oral history sense). Students listen to and read the transcript of interviews with former slaves, holocaust survivors, and "Rosie the Riveters" (women who filled traditional male jobs during WWII). Catherine C. Olson, English Prof., Tomball College; North Harris Montgomery Community College District
Paraphrasing Practice (.doc) See Word document
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College freshman composition students can gain practice in correctly paraphrasing content from an online article and documenting the article using APA style. This paraphrasing practice can be useful for students incorporating outside information into a traditional essay or a larger formal research project. Dr. Amanda E. Dunnagan, Assistant Professor, English, Elizabethtown Community & Technical College