21F.041 Topics in South Asian Literature and Culture (MIT)
This subject aims to provide an overview of contemporary texts in regional languages in South Asian Literature and Cinema. We will cover major authors and film makers, writing from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Within India, we will look at authors and directors working in different regional languages and as we examine their different socio-cultural, political and historical contexts we will attempt to understand what it means to study them under the all-unifying category of
Chipmunks are mammals because they are covered in fur and are warm-blooded. Warm-blooded animals can generate their own body heat and stay warm in the winter months.
Saturday Night on the Range: Rural Life in World War I Era Montana
We often like to imagine rural life in the past as timeless, "traditional," and in some way simpler and more authentic. Yet, rural life in the years around World War I, while sometimes recalled as simpler, could often seem very much like life anywhere else. In this interview, conducted by Laurie Mercier in 1982 for the Montana Historical Society, Tom Staff remembers how Montana farmers took other jobs to supplement their incomes. Here he described how the road crew he worked on left camp for dan
Description of the principle of operation of a smoke detector/alarm that uses ionising radiation. Diagrams and a simplified circuit are included.
Hurricane Linda from GOES: September 11, 1997 (Fly Across)
GOES Hurricane Linda Sept. 1997 for Release in March 1998 - fly across
Hurricane Keith from TRMM: October 2, 2000 (3 Surfaces)
Hurricane Keith with three rain level isosurfaces (yellow=0.5 inches-hour, green=1.0 inches-hour and 2.0 inches-hour)
Hurricane Keith from TRMM: October 2, 2000
3-D view of Hurricane Keith off Honduras from the TRMM satellite. Isosurfaces are generated from TRMM PR and TMI data. Cloud height is generated from the TRMM IR data. Rain rate isosurfaces are 1 inch-hr (green) and 2 inches-hr (red).
Hurricane Iris from TRMM: October 9, 2001
TRMM views hurricane Iris as it strikes Honduras, October 9, 2001. Time is about 09:00 UT, Orbit T03. Isosurfaces are: Yellow=0.5 inches-hour, Green=1.0 inches-hour, Red=2.0 inches-hour on rainfall rates.
Hurricane Irene from TRMM: October 14, 1999
A fly-in to Hurricane Irene on October 14, 1999, showing the three-dimensional structure of the precipitation as measured by the Precipitation Radar instrument on TRMM. In this animation, a surface of constant precipitation is colored by the value of the precipitation on the ground under the surface. The global cloud cover data was measured by GOES.
Hurricane Georges from TRMM: September 27, 1998
This image was taken at 2:00 PM.
Hurricane Georges from TRMM: September 24, 1998
This image was taken at 2:30 PM.
Hurricane Georges from TRMM: September 23, 1998
A fly-in to Hurricane Georges on September 23, 1998, showing the three-dimensional structure of the precipitation as measured by the Precipitation Radar instrument on TRMM. In this animation, a surface of constant precipitation is colored by the value of the precipitation on the ground under the surface.
Op het einde van deze les kun je inhoudsvragen over een interview over de Farmers' Markets (boerenmarkten) beantwoorden.
Biodomes Engineering Design Project: Lessons 2-6
In this multi-day activity, students explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a scale model biodome, following the steps of the engineering design process. The Procedure section provides activity instructions for Biodomes unit, lessons 2-6, as students work through Parts 1-6 to develop their model biodome. Subjects include energy flow and food chains, basic needs of plants and animals, and the importance of decomposers. Students consider why a solid und
Power and the illusion of control Assessing Japan's April 7 Aftershock The Bracero Program Political Cartoons
Niro Sivanathan's latest research investigates why power creates the illusion of control over uncontrollable situations, perhaps leading to some of the risky decisions that contributed to the global financial crisis
Dr. Bernard Weinstein, an economist at SMU, talks with The Weather Channel about the effect of an aftershock in Japan on April 7 on the world economy.
The government-sponsored Bracero Program was the temporary importation of workers from Mexico to aid the American agricultural economy. This was an important historical event that many Americans are unaware of today. A bracero (from brazo, the Spanish word for arm) was a Mexican worker allowed entry into the United States for a limited time, usually to work on a farm. In 1942, facing an extreme shortage of farm labor workers due to the war, Congress enacted the Emergency Labor Program. It approv
In this activity, students will research a political issue that is highlighted and discussed on the TakingITGlobal website. Students will pick one issue and write a one page satire on the event/issue. Part 2 of the assignment is for the students to create their own political cartoon using Photoshop or similar software.
Assessing Japan's April 7 Aftershock
The Bracero Program