This group discussion format can be used in a week that covers several big concepts, each of which can be discussed along a similar ("parallel") sequence of discussion questions. The concepts in this particular class are: Wisdom of crowds, Heuristic decision-making, Groupthink, and Cooperation.... Read more about Parallel Discussions about Decision-making
Assigned debates work well for weeks where several competing theoretical approaches are covered. This debate involves competing theories on approaches to explaining political attitudes.... Read more about Explaining Political Attitudes
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
This Statistics 100 project has students develop an interesting question and analyze it with either an existing dataset or an original study. Students create a poster and display their results in a setting that approximates an academic conference.... Read more about Conference-Style Statistics Project
How did race, gender, employment, and other characteristics condition people's responses to revolutionary activities during the American Revolution? In this activity, students take on different personas and consider whether they would support a boycott of British goods.... Read more about Reactions to Revolution?