Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Fall 2003
Examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, implementation strategies. Core lectures supplemented by discussion group focusing on student work. Speakers present cases involving current projects illustrating the scope and methods of urban design practice. This course introduces graduate students to ideas about the form of cities and how they are designed a
11.491J Economic Development, Policy Analysis, and Industrialization (MIT)
This class analyzes the theoretical and historical reasons why governments in latecomer countries have intervened with a wide array of policies to foster industrial development at various turning points: the initiation of industrial activity; the diversification of the industrial base; the restructuring of major industrial institutions; and the entry into high-technology sectors.
21F.019 Communicating Across Cultures (MIT)
It has become commonplace knowledge that globalization is one of the major forces shaping our world. If we look at the spread of information, ideas, capital, media, cultural artifacts - or for that matter, people - we can see the boundaries and borders that have historically separated one country or one group from another are becoming more and more permeable. For proof of this close to home, you need only to look at the composition of the MIT student body: 8 percent of the undergraduates an
15.279 Management Communication for Undergraduates (MIT)
This is a required seminar for Management Science majors to develop the writing, speaking, teamwork, and interpersonal communication skills necessary for managers. Students learn communication principles, strategies, and methods through discussions, exercises, examples, and cases. Assignments include writing memos and business letters, and giving oral presentations in labs outside of class. A major project is the production of a team report and presentation on a topic of interest to a managerial
The effects of the Post-War era on Downtown Los Angeles and its surroundings.
Students will study the negative effects of the Post War era on downtown Los Angeles. Specifically, the students will study the negative impact of the "white flight" from the city into the suburbs by Anglo Angelinos. The students will create a before and after poster of Downtown Los Angeles and the urban area (to be presented to the class) with information about historical places or people, found on the ISLA website. The focus of the downtown LA, comparison will be on the changing face of the ar
Area of Parallelograms and Triangles
This eModule uses geoboards and pattern blocks to help students develop an understanding of the area formulas for parallelograms and triangles. Students are given the opportunity to develop skills by calculating the area of parallelograms, triangles, and irregular polygons.
Race and Changing Household Structure
The textbook for this course discusses cross-cultural variations in household structure, as well as changes across time in household structure in the United States. The purpose of this exercise is to examine variations in household structure in the United States according to race and historical period.
Creole Language and Culture, Spring 2007
This course introduces students to the language of Haitian Kreyòl, or Creole, and to the culture of its speakers. The course is intended for students with no prior knowledge of the language and will develop both reading and writing skills--emphasizing communicative competence as well as grammatical and phonetic techniques. Importantly, this study of Kreyòl explores the language's social and cultural elements, as seen in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean. The course includes an anthropolo
Richard II - Shakespeare's most dangerous play
We focus on Richard II looking at a performance by the Berliner Ensemble in 2006. Speaking to two of the people involved in staging the play and then Professor Margaret Shewring talks about the play in its historical and cultural context.
STS-135 Centennial of Naval Aviation Message
STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson and Pilot Doug Hurley record a special message to commemorate the centennial of naval aviation.
A Brief History of Copyright and Innovation
From the framers of the Constitution, who were worried about books and pamphlets, to present-day stakeholders, who are concerned about DVDs, MP3s, and the Internet, the story of copyright law is an ongoing struggle to balance copyright holders' rights with and the public interest. New technologies constantly challenge that balance. In this lesson, students will examine the historical relationship between copyright law and technological innovation in the U.S. Working in teams, they will research
Visualizing Cultures opens a window on modern times by wedding popular images and scholarly commentary in ways that were not technologically possible until recently. Focusing to date on Japan and Asia in the modern world, these units enable users to “see” historical moments as they were actually depicted for mass audiences at the time from various national, cultural, racial, ideological, and individual perspectives. The graphics themselves also reflect the evolving nature of different medium
Gilded Age and Visual Arts
Examining an artwork in depth fosters observation and critical thinking skills. Looking closely also stimulates conversation about the artistic, cultural, and historical context in which a work of art was made. In this session, students focus on two paintings by the American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Charles Lang Freer, the founder of the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, avidly collected Dewing’s art. This activity explores how Dewing’s paintings express his unique aes
America on the Move
This activity guide accompanies the exhibition America on the Move. It delivers a variety of historical primary-source materials from the exhibition directly to your classroom. Through these documents and activities, students can build a deeper understanding of how transportation shaped American commerce, communities, landscapes, and population migrations.
National Water Information System Web Data for the Nation
This USGS site provides access to water resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The site features real-time and historical data retrievable by geographic area for surface water, groundwater, and water quality conditions such as temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. The site also includes an extensive inventory of information about data collection sites at strea
The USGS has developed a national inventory of significant topographic changes based on seamless multitemporal elevation data and land cover data. The National Elevation Dataset (NED) and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data form a unique pair of seamless elevation datasets that can be used to detect and analyze 20th century topographic surface changes in the United States. The need for more comprehensive information on the nature and extent of recent human geomorphic activity led t
Put real world objects into perspective with BBC Dimensions How big really is an excellent resource for geography and math teachers who want to put objects from around the world into perspective that students will understand. For instance how big was the re
How big really is an excellent resource for geography and math teachers who want to put objects from around the world into perspective that students will understand. For instance how big was the re
Industrial utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants
Medicinal aromatic plants belong to a big plant group with a great interest due to its pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutritional application. In addition, they are also an alternative to traditional crop with species in high demand at the current international market. It is expected to provide basic knowledge and skills related to production and chemical features of essences and extracts from local plants in Iberian Peninsula. The main purpose of this course is that students have an approach to
Testing Your Business Concept
OCTANe Building Blocks is program is part of OCTANe Foundation for Innovation's (OFI) “Building Blocks” series – a six month development program to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business. The target audience for this program consists of university researchers and science and technology innovators. Testing Your Business Concept - Tips for developing companies. What the big guys know but won't tell you. The road to success is full of pot
Your students will love getting creative with Pivot Stick Animator in the classroom Pivot stick animator has been around for quite a while now and my kids have been using it for a number of years. At first it looks like a really boring animation application that involves stick figures as the key graphical element.
Pivot stick animator has been around for quite a while now and my kids have been using it for a number of years. At first it looks like a really boring animation application that involves stick figures as the key graphical element.<