Lessons & Activities Search
|Title||MIT Course||Preview||Type of Activity||Instructional Approach||Content Area||SDG|
|Practicing Poverty||D-Lab I: Development||
For the next week, limit your spending to $2 per day. Try to minimize your reliance on pre-existing resources (such as using food that is in the pantry, eating your room-mates leftovers etc.).
|Other, Paper||Experiential Learning||Development||SDG 1 - No Poverty|
|Practical Photovoltaics Design||D-Lab I: Development||
You are in charge of designing a solar panel installation for a rural health post. The requirements for the given location are as follows:
|Worksheet||Experiential Learning||Development, Energy||SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure|
|Poster & Presentation||Global Cityscope - Disaster Planning and Post-Disaster Rebuilding and Recovery||
Create a poster about your project. Your poster should speak to the planning issue(s) in New Orleans that you are researching and writing about. What question can you ask that will pull a reader into your poster and get him/her thinking about your project? What issues are you working on? What data have you gathered? What story can you tell about your planning issue in New Orleans?
Alternatively, create a poster for your client's needs. This poster could inform neighborhood groups about a particular planning issue. This poster could graphically showcase how citizens can understand design standards easily and efficiently, and/or this poster could help citizens understand the importance of using public transportation. In other words, it could be used as part of a community campaign to bring attention to a planning issue in New Orleans. Posters will be made part of an exhibit that showcases the work of our students working in New Orleans. Posters should be 20”x30”, either direction.
|Poster||Experiential Learning||Urban Studies||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Planning for Growth in the Lower Mystic (Assignment 4)||Urban Transportation and Planning||
After assessing the level of growth projected from the various developments in the Lower Mystic area, the impacts and capacity constraints of major transportation infrastructure in the area, and projected and estimated mode shares, now it's your turn to propose as individuals how to achieve a transportation plan that can maintain and improve access to jobs and opportunities while supporting the plans and goals of the surrounding cities.
|Memo||Place-Based Learning||Urban Studies||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Personal Energy Consumption||D-Lab I: Development||
Determine your average daily energy consumption (in kWh). For this assignment, you can take into account only the electricity that you use, though you should be aware that there are additional energy expenditures in terms of transportation, heating, manufacturing processes to make the products that you use, etc. You should submit this as a table showing your energy consumption (power x time) for a few days and then come up with an average value.
|Other||Experiential Learning||Development, Energy||SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy|
The third paper is a chance to select either a:
|Paper||Other||Waste||SDG 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation|
|Paper Two||Anthropology of Biology||
Write a paper on one of the topics below. A strong paper will move beyond answering the question to advancing and defending an argument of your own about why the dynamics you discuss unfold as they do.
|Paper Three||Anthropology of Biology||
For this paper, you may choose your own topic, so long as it is about the cultural, political, religious, and / or economic dimensions of biological science—in short, so long as it is about matters we have discussed in class.
|Paper One||Anthropology of Biology||
Write a 7-page paper on one of the topics below. A strong paper will move beyond answering the question to advancing and defending an argument of your own about why the dynamics you discuss unfold as they do.
|Paper 2: Providing Expert Advice||Energy, Environment, and Society: Global Politics, Technologies, And Ecologies of the Water-Energy-Food Crises||
Wakanda's president recently created an interagency commission to address the challenges and opportunities in developing a policy framework of this nature. The interagency commission has called for a group of experts including: industrial leaders, worker's unions, local communities, scientists, social scientists, policy scholars, and foreign experts on comparative environmental governance.
You are one of the members of this last group. Your job is to advise how to better discuss, design, and implement a policy framework considering ecological, social, economic, and political aspects.
|Paper||Other||Energy, Environment, Society||SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy|