All resources in University of Memphis

Angelina Grimke, Appeal to the Christian Women of the South (New York: American Anti-Slavery Society), 1836

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Angelina Grimké. “Appeal to the Christian Women of the South”. Book excerpt, 1836. From TeachingAmerican History. (accessed January 19, 2022)Description: Grimke writes an anti-slavery tract.

Material Type: Primary Source

Authors: Susan Jennings, Linda Coslett, Nancy Schurr, Christopher Gilliland

Anthropology Mini Lectures: A collective resource for online teaching in the time of COVID19

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This is a collection of mini lectures created by anthropologists and those in conversation with anthropology as supplimental material to assist college and university instructors who were made to shift their courses online because of COVID19.For more information, see here.To contribute, please create an OER author account and send your name and OER registered email to

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Lecture, Lesson Plan, Reading, Syllabus, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Zoe Wool, Brett Hill, Lauren Visconti, Geir Henning Presterudstuen, Laura Ogden, Jonathan Padwe, Sabra Thorner, Flosha Diliena Liyana Saran Arachchige Don, Heikki Wilenius, Jonathan Wald, Noah Theriault, Rosalyn Bold, Andrew Flachs, Emily Yates-Doerr, Rebecca Lester, Katrina Thompson, Emily Hammerl, Rose Wellman, Devin Proctor, Daniel Souleles, Kim de Rijke, Maira Hayat, Kate Fischer, Laura Story Johnson, Chloe Ahmann, Paige West

Art Appreciation Open Educational Resource

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The Art Appreciation course explores the world’s visual arts, focusing on the development of visual awareness, assessment, and appreciation by examining a variety of styles from various periods and cultures while emphasizing the development of a common visual language. The materials are meant to foster a broader understanding of the role of visual art in human culture and experience from the prehistoric through the contemporary. This is an Open Educational Resource (OER), an openly licensed educational material designed to replace a traditional textbook. The course materials consist of 24 lessons each with a presentation, reading list, and/or sample assignment. For ease of adapting, materials are available as PDFs and Microsoft PowerPoint or Word documents.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Marie Porterfield Barry

Boston Massacre Painting by Paul Revere

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Smith, Sidney Lawton, Engraver, and Paul Revere. The bloody massacre perpetrated in King - Street Boston on March 5th, by a party of the 29th Regt. / engrav'd printed & sold by Paul Revere, Boston ; re-engraved by Sidney L. Smith. Boston Massachusetts, 1908. Boston, Mass.: Published by Charles E. Goodspeed. Photograph. Engraving of the scene of the Boston Massacre by Paul Revere

Material Type: Primary Source

Authors: Susan Jennings, Christopher Gilliland

College Level Reading Support: Readings to Engage Learners

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These materials provide resources for those wanting to assist students with their reading comprehension and vocabulary. See section 1, titled "Overview" for additional information. The Overview (section 1) also contains a common course cartridge with the assessments for these learning materials including quizzes, discussions, and writing assignments. 

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes, Reading

Authors: Star Boe, Karen Hutson, Jean Gorgie

Computer Organization and Design Fundamentals Series

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For all intents and purposes, this show is the fourth edition of the textbook Computer Organization and Design Fundamentals by David Tarnoff. Since the first edition came out in 2005, the PDFs have been made free for download to anyone interested in computer organization. With the trend toward audio and video instructional material, it was time for an update. The presentation of the material in this series will be similar to that of the original textbook. In the first third, we will discuss the mathematical foundation and design tools that address the digital nature of computers. This will include an introduction to the differences between the physical world and the digital world, how those differences affect the way the computer represents and manipulates data, and the use and design of digital logic and logic gates. In the second third, the fundamentals of the digital logic and design will be used to design common circuits such as binary adders, describe checksums and cyclic redundancy checks, network addressing, storage devices, and state machines. The final third will examine the top-level view of the computer. This will include a discussion of the memory hierarchy and its components, the components of a CPU, and maybe even a discussion of assembly language along with some examples.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: David Tarnoff

Designing for Open Pedagogy

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Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on Designing for Open Pedagogy. Open Pedagogy was first introduced by Lumen Learning co-founder David Wiley, as a way to capture how the use of OER can change educational practices. He relates that using OER in the same way as traditional textbooks is like driving an airplane down the road - it is missing out on what open can provide for student and teacher collaboration, engagement, and learning.

Material Type: Lecture

Diagnostic Reflection

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Because many students dislike extemporaneous writing, I would assign this early-semester self-reflection as homework, allowing them more time to develop their thoughts. If you do assign this in the classroom, I would allow students at least 30 minutes to generate their response. Part of that time may be in small-group prewriting sessions. At the end of the session, I would also allow students to have until the next class to submit a typed version. You will notice I do not specify a word count or that separate paragraphs should be used. I like to see both how much students will write based on the prompt, but also what their organization choices are. You are, of course, free to do otherwise. 

Material Type: Assessment

Author: Mike Kiggins