Why Do I Need This Class? A Concept Map of Course Objectives

Created by: Kimberly Lancaster, Coastal Carolina Community College

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About the Series:

This instructional lesson is part of NC-NET's Creating Integrated Instruction series of faculty-developed integrated projects. Participating community college faculty developed classroom-ready materials that:

  • Integrate career and technical content and academic concepts—reinforcing both
  • Use real-world scenarios to engage students and make content relevant
  • Foster critical thinking, collaboration, and other skills valued by employers
  • Encourage instructors to use active, authentic assessment techniques

Project Description:

This project is designed to help students understand importance of all classes (especially social science and humanities courses) in the education process.

Estimated Duration:

1–2 class sessions plus time outside of class to complete individual assignment (approximately 2–4 hours)

Appropriate Course(s) for Implementation:

  • Social science and humanities courses (but would work with any course)

Files for Instructors:

The materials to implement this project are self-contained within a single Microsoft Word file.

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