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City-Centered Research Assignments - Faculty Guide

This guide provides resources and information for designing city-centered research assignments.

Assignment Ideas

This page provides a list of assignment ideas (beyond the traditional research paper) that can be adapted to city-centered research assignments for any subject area.

Wikipedia Assignments

Additional Ideas

  • Use Blogs and Wiki's to encourage collaboration and discussion during the research process.
  • Research logs/journals
  • Assign research teams
  • Mini Conference or Student Poster Sessions
  • Have students write a literature review on a topic
  • Have students write a news article on a topic
  • Develop a timeline