Humanities Activities

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About the SolarSPELL Initiative at ASU

The SolarSPELL initiative provides students opportunities to engage globally, behave entrepreneurially, carry out real-world work with purpose and impact, and transform society. Every semester the SolarSPELL initiative engages 60-75 ASU students from classes, capstones, or internships. Learn more about the engaging work students do with SolarSPELL. Brought to you by the College of Global Futures, a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise.

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SolarSPELL; About Us

Learn about the SolarSPELL Initiative at ASU and how we empower learners globally by providing localized educational information and the training to build 21st century skills in offline environments.

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TomorrowTalks with Michael Eric Dyson: Long Time Coming

Author, academic and media commentator Michael Eric Dyson was the featured guest on February 25, 2021 in TomorrowTalks, a new virtual series at Arizona State University. The series places thought leaders of today in conversation with the changemakers of tomorrow: our students. Each distinguished speaker explains how they use writing to address our most pressing challenges. Dyson discussed his most recent book, "Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America."

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Virtual Tour of Ross-Blakley Hall

Come along for a tour of Ross-Blakley Hall on the ASU Tempe campus, a jewel in the university's architectural crown. Originally constructed as a law library in the early 1990s, the building's midcentury-esque geometry nods to its Southwest environs, combining exuberant form with function. It provides a physical home for the study of the foundational discipline of the humanities, currently housing two of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' flagship humanities units: the Department of English and the Institute for Humanities Research. Note: this tour mainly focuses on portions of the building occupied by the Department of English.

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1st Grade Skill: Double Consonants

When we're in first grade, we learn about double consonants! ASU Prep Digital first grade teacher, Mrs. Smith, will show your first grader how to read, say, and write words that end in double consonants. What you'll need: A whiteboard and marker, or scrap paper and a pencil. We can't wait to learn with you!

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Young Adult Authors Discuss the Writing Process

During this 2014 roundtable, award-winning young adult (YA) authors discussed their writing processes and how they became published authors. Arizona State University's Department of English hosted the special session for students an ENG 471: Literature for Young Adults class. Featured authors and YA specialists included: Tom Leveen, Faith Hochhalter, Amy Fellner Dominy, Amy K. Nichols, Janette Rallison, Shannon Messenger, Shonna Slayton, and Suzanne Young. Professor James Blasingame, an English education specialist, facilitated the discussion.

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ASU SolarSPELL and Peace Corps Global Strategic Partnership

SolarSPELL and Peace Corps - The SolarSPELL initiative, alongside the Peace Corps, is confronting the realities of low-resource contexts by leveraging innovative technology, providing locally-relevant educational libraries, and building critical digital and information literacies. Learn more about SolarSPELL's work with them. With a Global Strategic Partnership between ASU SolarSPELL and the Peace Corps will support quality education and meet the needs of learners in remote, offline communities globally. Brought to you by the College of Global Futures, a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise.

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CSI Skill Tree: Video Games and Possible Futures

CSI Skill Tree is a series of events and videos that examines and celebrates how video games envision possible futures, build rich and thought-provoking worlds, and engage people as active participants in unfolding and interpreting stories. Our guests include game developers, scholars, critics and journalists, science fiction authors, and other interesting folks working at the intersection of technological change and story craft. So far we’ve looked at indie games like Subsurface Circular and Waking Mars, big-budget games like Death Stranding and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, critical favorites like 80 Days and Flower, and classics like Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri.

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ASU Slanguage

Help us build a lexicon (dictionary) of slang words and phrases used by people in and around the ASU community! Most simply, slang is informal language. Submit an entry by filling out our easy Google Form, and assist in the process of building a dictionary and analyzing the submissions as they come in. We'll even help you figure out the part of speech. We will keep a frequency count of specific entries and of parts of speech submitted, and examine differing definitions and examples.

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Clothesline Project 2018

The Sexual and Relationship Violence Protection Program The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by survivors of and individuals impacted by domestic violence. The purpose of the project is to increase awareness, destabilize stereotypes about “victims”, celebrate a person’s strength to survive and provide another avenue to courageously break the silence that often surrounds these experiences.

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The Building of a SolarSPELL

The process of building a SolarSPELL is always a fun one! Watch some behind the scenes footage of SolarSPELL's annual Build Day.

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Historical Reflections of Indian Education

ASU Center for Indian Education 60th anniversary webinar Historical Reflections of Indian Education Webinar Date: November 20, 2020 The world's challenges have shifted dramatically over the last 50 years, but many universities have hardly changed at all. At Arizona State University, we're challenging the very definition of what a university can be. By transcending traditional academic boundaries, fusing new intellectual connections, embracing complexity, and embedding our work in community partnerships, we're radically redesigning higher learning to prepare graduates and our communities to succeed in today's world and to create knowledge that is relevant for our time

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Seeking Justice Part 3: Meaghan Kramer Systemic changes for Arizonans with Disabilities

The Seeking Justice in Arizona Fall Lecture Series brings in experts from our local communities to discuss critical national issues in an Arizona context. Meaghan Kramer is a staff attorney at the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), where she advocates for Arizonans who have a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. Meaghan is currently targeting systemic issues affecting Arizonans with disabilities in the areas of employment, housing, healthcare, education, voting, and prisons. The ACDL uses advocacy, lobbying, and impact litigation to bring positive change to Arizona’s disability community.

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Calling All Youth Writers (Ages 10-18)

Come write with us in Young Authors' Studio! In this session, mentors will provide several fun writing activities to choose from and show you how to earn a certificate. You will also learn about our program's free writing events and opportunities to publish.

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Seeking Justice Part 1: Reyna Montoya Co-creating Healing & Agency: DACA, Undocumented and Youth Leadership

The Seeking Justice in Arizona Fall Lecture Series brings in experts from our local communities to discuss critical national issues in an Arizona context. Reyna Montoya, a 2016 Soros Justice Fellow, a 2017 Echoing Green Fellow, a Forbes: 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and an ATHENA 2019 recipient by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce among other awards. In 2013, she was the lead organizer, who prevented an immigration bus of undocumented immigrants from deportation in Arizona for the first time in the nation’s history. In the same year, with the help of the community, she stopped her father’s deportation.

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Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Ruth McGregor

The law school has accomplished many significant milestones in its 50+ years. In 2006, soon after her retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court, ASU College of Law was renamed the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Students continue to personify Justice O’Connor’s legacy and lifetime work to advance civics education and civic engagement and discourse.

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Middle School Six Word Memoirs

A memoir is a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge. Ms. DuComb, an English teacher at ASU Preparatory Academy Phoenix, showcases how middle school students created fun Six Word Memoirs and Individual Culture Presentations to showcase loud and proud who they are to the world. What is your six-word memoir?

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How SolarSPELL Works

Watch the ins and outs of how to use a SolarSPELL. Brought to you by the College of Global Futures, a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise.

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Storytime: I Like Myself!

ASU Prep Digital second-grade teacher Ms. Nicola Homy is an energetic and exciting learning coach who loves children and reading fun books! Join Ms. Homy as she reads "I Like Myself!" High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves, inside and out.

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Everywhere She Maps

Everywhere She Maps is a targeted training program designed to increase female participation within the YouthMappers network and rapidly expanding industries that utilize geospatial technologies. This recording is YouthMappers Director, Patricia Solís, virtual launch of this activity at Penn State's GIS Day in November 2020. Everywhere She Maps is supported by the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative conducted by and for YouthMappers which is sponsored by the GeoCenter of the United States Agency for International Development

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Recognizing Our Humanity Game

How well do you know yourself, friends, and family? This is a fun game to be played by 2 or more people. All too often, the way we view ourselves is not necessarily the way others see us. Although we may think we know ourselves or someone else very well, we may still be surprised about our own answers and theirs.