Urban Housing: Paris, London, New York, Fall 2004
This class presents an analysis of the development of housing models and their urban implications in Paris, London, and New York City from the seventeenth century to the present. The focus will be on three models: the French hotel, the London row house, and the New York City tenement and apartment building. Other topics covered will include twentieth-century housing reform movements and work by the London County Council, CIAM, and American public housing agencies.
Architecture Design Workshop: Researching User Demand for Innovative Offices, Fall 2002
The theme of this Workshop is the design of the changing workplace. The objective of this workshop is to make MIT graduate students fully aware of emerging technological and social trends that are revolutionizing the working environment. We will explore and develop a wide range of practical techniques for measuring the performance of the built environment and will carry out field work in a real context. The end result will be the development of rigorous measurement techniques that allow users to
Advanced Software Engineering, Fall 2002
A reading and discussion subject on advanced topics in the engineering of software systems. Focus on software development. Topics differ but are chosen from: software process and lifecycle; requirements development, specification and analysis; design principles; testing, formal analysis, and reviews; quality management and assessment; product and process metrics; COTS and reuse; evolution and maintenance; team organization and people management; software engineering aspects of programming langua
Aircraft Stability and Control, Fall 2004
Brief review of applied aerodynamics and modern approaches in aircraft stability and control. Static stability and trim. Stability derivatives and characteristic longitudinal and lateral-directional motions. Physical effects of wing, fuselage, and tail on aircraft motion. Flight vehicle stabilization by classical and modern control techniques. Time and frequency domain analysis of control system performance. Human pilot models and pilot-in-the-loop control with applications. V/STOL stability, dy
Young American Alligator Eating Frog
This very short video gives excellent real life footage of a young American Alligator stalking and catching a frog. Students will enjoy watching the close up views of this amazing reptile in its natural environment. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
Early Childhood education
Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Professor Saskia Sassen delivers the keynote speech of the 'Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' conference held by the Anglo-German State of the State Fellowship Programme on 21st May 2011.
Using Debate to Develop Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills
Lesson Objective: Students engage in rigorous debate about privatizing social security. Questions to ConsiderHow does the debate structure ensure a rigorous experience? How does Ms. Laudin encourage students to understand both claims and counterclaims based on evidence? How could you incorporate debates to enhance rigor and engagement? Common Core Standards ELA.WHST.9-10.1a, ELA.WHST.9-10.1b (6 minutes)
Belize Crocodile--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Belize Crocodile in its natural environment. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 3 Minutes)
EnVision Retreat, 2011
Students describe their experiences attending Richmond's social justice leadership retreat, offered by the Office of Common Ground.
Perry pulls out of People's Choice, Russell Brand gets new show
Jan 10 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Katy Perry pulls out of People's Choice, Russell Brand gets a U.S. TV show, and Lindsay Lohan may portray Elizabeth Taylor. Bob Mezan reports.
Grammar Vids for Kids: Capitalization
In this short video clip, Albert Einstein is joined by a special guest to teach the five most important capitalization rules. Each of the five rules listed in this video are followed by a clear example of the given rule. (4:58)
Veterans face job hunt
Jan 6 - Veterans, faced with the same tough jobs market as all job hunters, get some help from companies and government programs. Jill Bennett reports.
Pension Policy In The UK
Pension Policy In The UK
Egyptian Sarcophagus Paper-Craft
This video shows the assembly of a paper-crafted Egyptian sarcophagus.
( This set shows a set of three nesting boxes.) Teachers could show this to students studying Egyptian history before having them design their own sarcophaguses. ( 4:17)
History of Royal Weddings
Royal marriages have changed in the last century. They were once purely political affairs, matching a prince up with a princess of another royal family. This 2:34 video explains the reason for many such marriages with the emphasis on current marriages.
Theresa Fulgenzi - Stereotypes
"Sonnet 4 - Unthrifty Loveliness, Why Dost Thou Spend..." by William Shakespeare (poetry reading)
Shakespeare was fond of puns. At the time this was written, the word "spend" at the end of the first line had a double meaning. It meant to ejaculate. They had the idea that the body made only a limited supply of procreative fluid - and that it deteriorated in quality with expenditure. The poem advises the young man to ration his usage of semen to create an heir and pass on his beauty - and not use it "for having traffic with thyself alone". It's interesting that they were aware that se
21M.380 Music and Technology: Live Electronics Performance Practices (MIT)
This course is a creative, hands-on exploration of contemporary and historical approaches to live electronics performance and improvisation, including basic analog instrument design, computer synthesis programming, and hardware and software interface design.