Logic Problem Sets

Professor Ned Hall's students learn logic in an interactive, engaging way.  Problem sets are done on deductivelogic.org, where students can immediately see how they are doing.

Clickers in Statistics

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.

Conference-Style Statistics Project

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.

Botany of Harvard Square

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.

Project on the American Racial Order

This open-ended project sends groups of students to interview non-profit or community organizations dealing with racial, ethnic or migration issues.  Groups write final papers integrating their own and other groups' experiences, in addition to the class readings.

Boston Neighborhood Visits

The entire course Reinventing Boston: The Changing American City is an active learning experience.  Framed as a study of how American cities have changed, the class involves three neighborhood visits.

Modeling Residential Segregation

In this activity, students break up into small groups and decide on a modification to the setup of the classic Schelling Residential Segregation model.

Abortion Debate

This activity teaches students the value of logical consistency through a debate on abortion.

Scatterplots, Correlation and Linear Regression

This worksheet provides scaffolding as students practice new methods concepts.

Using Student Data to Teach Research Methods

Students' own survey data can provide instructors an engaging, accessible tool for teaching students methods concepts.

Prisoner's Dilemma Game

Is it better to cooperate or defect?  In this game, students participate in a real life prisoner's dilemma game.

Original Political Psychology Research

This project allows students to design and conduct original political psychology research.

Steroids and Cloning

Should anabolic steroids remain banned?  What about research cloning?  In this activity, students work on constructing clear argumentative moral arguments using bioethical prompts.

Ancient v. Modern Democracy

Is modern representative democracy "better" than ancient Athenian democracy?  In this activity, students work together to mine the readings for evidence that will help them answer this question.

Monster Game

In this game, students have to find their monster cut-out's mate by practicing Portuguese body vocabulary.