Forecasting. What did articles written in the 1960s or scholars
in the 1940's predict about the future of computers, population, economy,
Identify important people in a discipline. Identify a short bibliography of works, books and articles by this author.
Pick a particular point of view from which to examine issues. Using both electronic and print sources, identify the main assumptions and arguments of that viewpoint. Include at least 2 articles from scholarly periodicals, one book, and two web pages . Decide which assumptions and arguments can be tested scientifically and comment on whether they have been.
(Students receive newspaper clippings of recent science news). Find the scholarly scientific article that was the first source of this news. Compare the authorship, content, format and conclusions of the clipping with that those of the article. Is there an Internet resource that addresses this subject? Where did the author of the web page get their information?
Compare arguments against nanotechnology from before 1985 with those after 1995. Include at least 2 articles from scholarly periodicals, one book, and two web pages. As you discuss the arguments, briefly categorize the authors of each of your sources (scientist reporting experimental results, historian, individual expressing opinion, etc.)-even if the exact name of the author is unknown.
Students find newspaper/periodical articles representing views on an event or topic from different cultures/countries.
What was the popular press saying about a political event/ scientific study/ societal change? How is it discussed in the scholarly literature. Or contrast 2-3 popular articles written during the event and contrast them with contemporary scholarly analysis.