Assignments and Learning Activities

One of WWVT project’s goals is to make available potential assignments that could be created based around the application as well as the resources provided. The assignments below have been written for different levels of familiarity with the corpus, the vectors tool, and word vector modeling more generally. The assignments are also a variety of classroom-based activities and take-home assignments.

If you have created your own assignments, lesson plans, or curriculum based on the WWVT and would like to publish it, email us at wwp@northeastern.edu.

Introduction to Word Vector Analysis

By Cara Marta Messina

The classroom-based activity can serve as a starting point for incorporating Women Writers Online, word vectors, and text analysis in the classroom. It will introduce students to the WWP’s Word Vector Exploration Tool and enable them to begin exploring larger thematic questions about the texts in WWO...read more

Discovering with “Clusters”

By Cara Marta Messina

The classroom-based activity and introduction to the “Clusters” function can serve as a starting point to begin exploring the WVord Vector Interface. It also provides an explanation and visuals of the difference between “Clusters” and “Basic” queries and results...read more

Literary Century Analysis: Explore and Compare Centuries Using the Women Writers Word Vector Interface

By Cara Marta Messina

The classroom-based activity will introduce students to the different century models available in the Word Vector Interface and ask students to compare results across centuries. This activity may be particularly useful in century-based classes...read more