French Rococo

| Developed by A Ficek, Baruch College, CUNY | This assignment is designed as part reading response and part argumentative essay although it can be modified to suit the needs of a particular class or instructor. It can also be modified to be an in-class discussion or debate instead of a written assignment. By using…

Curate Your Exhibition

Developed by Tie Jojima, Art History, Baruch College, CUNY This assignment asks students to create a mock exhibition on any given topic that interests them, utilizing objects available online. Students will be asked to think about a theme for their exhibition, select a few works that support their ideas, and think about how the distribution…

Street Art

Developed by Tie Jojima, Art History, Baruch College, CUNY This is an in-class activity that asks students to reflect on street art considering perspectives of different stakeholders. The activity will initially look like a debate, but instead of a debate (in which students need to defend one single perspective), the students in the end will…

Visiting an Art Museum

Developed by Tie Jojima, Art History, Baruch College, CUNY This assignment asks students to visit a museum and reflect about their experience in that very specific institutional space. The video functions like an ice-breaker, so that students might feel less intimidated going to a museum on their own, asking questions, and learning from the experience….

Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service (much like Netflix) with films that range from documentaries, indie and foreign films, to must-see classics and blockbuster movies. The bulk of the moives offered are documentaries or other educationl films that would be good for use in a variety of courses. Kanopy is free if you institution or…

Active Learning Strategies

The Active Learning Strategies website presents background information on Active Learning and details various strategies to incorporate active learning into your classroom. Strategies are divided into categories depending on how they can might be employed in your classroom. Visit Active Learning Strategies

Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy offers course content for over 100 courses in various disciplines. Browse the course catalog to find lecture content, readings, and activities. Saylor’s curated materials come from various free and open online resources that are developed by expert educators. Most courses and resources focus on introductory and general education courses.  Visit Saylor Academy

Merlot II

MERLOT II (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an online database  of open educational resources from across the web. Search functionality allows educators to filter the resources by keyword, discipline, ISBN number, material type, and more. The MERLOT II platform contains everything from full text books, to references guides, full courses, case…

Best Video Resources

This Baruch CTL-developed resource explains how and why you would use Vocat, a video annotation tool, in your course. The site provides an extensive catalog of videos sorted by topic, from advertising and the Civil Rights movement to feminism and New York, that could be useful in a range of courses. Writing teachers will want…

CUNY Academic Works

This Open Educational Resources series collects research and instructional materials — from articles to original textbooks and syllabi — by the faculty of the City University of New York. Users can search by institution, author, or discipline. (Users can search across 913 disciplines!) For instance, Queensborough Community College has developed a number of math OERs…

Teaching Commons

This aggregate site compiles and organizes by subject open access materials from higher ed institutional repositories. Curated by librarians and their institutions, the Teaching Commons includes open access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, and more. Visit Teaching Commons

Art History Teaching Resources

Art History Teaching Resources is a peer-curated and populated site where instructors share lesson plans and resourcesrelated to art history. You will find a rich array of detailed syllabi, assignments, exams, image clusters, and video tours of important museum collections–a useful accessibility tool if students do not have first hand access to the art. This…