In Chuck Freilich's Freshman Seminar, "Comparative National Security of Middle Eastern Countries," each student writes four action memos for world leaders in the Middle East on security topics.... Read more about Action Memos for World Leaders
In this in-class simulation, students adopt the interests and goals of the Kayapó Indians, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the Brazilian government, and Electrobras in order to resolve a conflict over the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.... Read more about Brazil and the Belo Monte Dam
Overview: In this class simulation of a crisis event, students role play as different actors of the US government. They have to collaborate with different actors to formulate an optimal response strategy that is made public in a press conference.... Read more about Crisis Event Simulation
In Animal Cognition, Dr. Irene Pepperberg's students learn how to evaluate scholarly work on animal cognition by trying to think from the animal's point of view of the experiment.... Read more about Evaluating Scholarly Papers
Students develop a greenhouse gas inventory and reduction plan for a business, non-profit, government entity, or other institution by working with the organization to understand their sources of emissions and find practical methods of reducing them.
For Rachel Meyer's junior tutorial on Social Class, students read each other's research proposals before class and then participated in an in-class workshop to discuss each proposal.... Read more about Junior Tutorial Workshopping
To prepare students for an exam, the teacher sets up essay questions on posters around the room for students to review. The movement helps keep energy up at the end of the semester.... Read more about Test Review on the Move
In her Expos section, Jerusha Achterberg teaches how to clearly describe the methods that will be used in a subsequent paper. This activity was motivated by the fact that students were having trouble writing the methods section in their final paper proposals.... Read more about Writing the Methods Section