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ERIC Number: EJ849965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
"Old Dead Guys": Using Activity Breaks to Teach History
Holles, Joseph H.
Chemical Engineering Education, v43 n2 p150-152 Spr 2009
The people and history of chemical engineering surround us: Gibbs free energy, Arrhenius Equation, and Reynolds number. Since these seminal figures appear in almost every classroom lecture, they provide an opportunity for a historically focused activity break. Each activity break provides the students with an image of the historical figure along with biographical information and a discussion of their major accomplishments. The historical context in which the accomplishment occurred, the influence of other historical events on it, and other broad societal influences can also be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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