As a homework assignment, students watch a brief online Bill of Rights Institute video titled Consent of the Governed and download and complete an accompanying video guide/worksheet available at the same site (estimated time, forty-five minutes):
"Lucid, engaging, and pedagogically sound--The Psychology of Personality by Bernie Carducci has all the essential elements of a first-class textbook. The whole of personality is covered, with theories, assessment, research, and application each receiving its due. The applications of personality psychology theory and research to a variety of everyday experiences help students to see the relevance of what they are studying and connect the textbook material more directly to their daily lives. Extra pluses include subheadings that point the student to the core issues of subsequent material; ancillaries written by the author with the same high standards as the text; thorough, well-written test questions than even cover tables and figures; and inventive and usable classroom enhancement ideas that make teaching easier and more fun." Lisa Gray-Shellberg, California State University, Dominguez Hills
This study examined whether viewpoints on a diverse set of contemporary issues differ by racial groups. A national sample of over 5,000 students from 93 four-year institutions, who were surveyed in the fall of 1994, served as the primary source of data. The results of this study revealed significant differences in viewpoints on all 10 questions tested at the point of college entry between racial groups. Although individuals of any given racial category held the full range of opinions, as a group, average viewpoints about certain social, economic, and political issues differed by race. The educational implications are discussed.
I'd like to take the stand that we should discourage posting links to illegal/copyrighted/for-pay materials. I don't want MSE to become "the place for all your textbooks" in addition to its growing status as "the place for all your homework/take-home-test answers." (If this keeps up, soon, we'll be the place online for lazy students... ;)) 2b1af7f3a8