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6 Cities

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Cities – Websites:


fourmilab


cities

ted

blastr

Program of Inquiry Core
How We Organize Ourselves:

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

6 Cities:

Key Concepts: function, connection, causation

Related Concepts: communication, cooperation, transportation, dependence

Central Idea: Cities have developed complex systems that affect the people who live and work there.

Lines of inquiry:

  • The systems that are needed to allow a city to function
  • How systems are interconnected with each other
Software:

http://www.google.com/earth/index.html

http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/

Videos:

http://youtu.be/6dNMGDVBtQc

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