|Title||MIT Course||Preview||Type of Activity||Instructional Approach||Content Area||SDG|
|Assignment 12||Building Technology Laboratory||
The final lap around the track in BT Lab is a daylighting simulation for your house.
|Modeling/Simulation||Experiential Learning||Architecture||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Assignment 1: Elemental Case Study||Big Plans and Mega-Urban Landscapes||
Small group project exploring the urban/planning implications of water, food, “nature” (however specifically defined), energy, and communications in the Boston area. Each small group will be assigned an “element” to research and document.
|Group Presentation, Visual Representation, Written Report||Place-Based Learning||Urban Planning||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Assignment 1: Pond and Charity||Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food||
In his essay, "Famine, Affluence, and Morality," Singer argues that there is a close analogy between POND and CHARITY (see p. 38 of FES).
|Paper||Other||Ethics||SDG 2 - Zero Hunger|
|Assignment 2||Environmental Policy and Economics||
Problem set for the course Environmental Policy and Economics.
|Problem Set||Other||Economics||SDG 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth|
|Assignment 2||Building Technology Laboratory||
The second phase of our first lab consists of three parts:
|Lab||Architecture||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Assignment 2 (Theoretical Environmental Analysis)||Theoretical Environmental Analysis||
Problem set from the class Theoretical Environmental Analysis.
|Problem Set||Other||Earth Science||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Assignment 2 - EPA Open Docket on Pesticides||Methods of Policy Analysis||
The EPA has opened docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844 to review neonicotinoids, pesticides that may have an adverse effect on pollinators, including bees. You have been asked by your client to review the EPA primary and supporting documents and provide a 2-page memo of comments to the EPA stating your position. You may choose your client. Decide who you will represent—an advocacy group, a state environmental protection agency, a farmer, etc.
|Memo, Presentation||Other||Policy||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Assignment 2: Bibliographic Essay and Annotated Bibliography||Introduction to Environmental History||
For this assignment, you will choose a subject within the broad heading of exploration and environment, and write a bibliographic essay about it. What you write about for this assignment will also be the subject of your third assignment—a ten-page research paper—so you will want to chose your topic carefully. It should be broad enough to allow you to analyze political, cultural, economic and ecological factors, but narrow enough to allow you to construct a convincing and well-reasoned argument.
|Assignment 2: Flow||Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food||
Please write 250-500 words (total) on the following questions.
|Paper||Other||Ethics||SDG 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation|
|Assignment 2: Site Probes||Big Plans and Mega-Urban Landscapes||
In teams of 1, 2, OR 3, students will conduct visits to sites of their own choice. Using direct observation, photography, mapping, and online data collection, you will “probe” your site, uncovering social, political, economic, physical, and environmental conditions specific to that place.
|Maps, Photographs, Verbal Summary, Written Report||Place-Based Learning||Urban Planning||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|