This activity, created by Justin Gest, involves learning through "speed dating." The activity focuses on how to craft excellent topic sentences while considering the application of the course's theoretical ideas.... Read more about Speed Dating Topic Sentences
How does economic development affect democracy? This activity has students create visual diagrams for articles on the relationship between economic development and democracy and then pair up to teach the article to the rest of the class.... Read more about Economic Development and Democracy
This project has students work in pairs explore the botany of Harvard Square. Students find a plant-related item to research and prepare a an abstract, a presentation, and a written report.... Read more about Botany of Harvard Square
In this repeating activity, clickers are used in lecture to test for understanding and encourage participation. Professor David Harrington uses "clicker questions" 3 times per lecture to engage students directly with material.... Read more about Clickers in Statistics
In this homework assignment, students take as a starting point President Obama's speech at the University of Michigan about the cost of tuition and student debt and, using concepts from the readings and data online, get into depth about the nature of college tuition and student debt.
The purpose of this activity is for students learn more about "Problem Oriented Policing" (P.O.P.) methods, in contrast with traditional and community approaches to policing, and it was meant to especially drive home the challenges and complexities of the Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment (SARA) model of police work.... Read more about Problem Oriented Policing Assessment