Nestled on the spot where the Charles River flows into the Massachusetts Bay, Boston is a city of contradictions. One popular image of Boston is the home of tough, hard-working Irish-Americans, a no-nonsense town that takes pride in its heritage and its harsh winters. The other side of Boston is pure upper-crust: Harvard University, the Kennedys and old money. It's exactly this mix of wealth and work, of the contemporary and the historical, that makes up the unique flavor of Boston. Whether browsing the trendy shops on Newbury Street or following the birth of the nation along the Freedom Trail, your discoveries in this one-of-a-kind city will have you agreeing with the author who once called Boston "the hub of the solar system", and this guide can help you get around the city like a local.
For over a century, Chicago was known as the "Second City", second only to New York in size and prosperity. Though other cities have surpassed its size, this Midwestern metropolis has nevertheless evolved into a world-class center of commerce and culture. While nine million people reside in the Metro area, only about 3 million of those actually reside in the city. As a result, Chicago has all of the services, sights and sophistication of many larger cities, without the same level of crowds and congestion that usually follow. Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago is fairly compact and easy to get around. The central hub of the city is called the Loop, for the subways and elevated trains that loop the area. Downtown and the Near North Side is where you'll find many of the city's major hotels, restaurants and hot spots, including the incredible architecture that is an attraction in itself. The outlying suburbs offer everything from historic homes on tranquil, tree-lined streets to energetic ethnic neighborhoods featuring their own unique sights, shops and dining. Listen to this audio guide to learn the pertinent information about the "windy city".
Materials in this survival guide provide information about setting up and maintaining a science classroom that new science teachers will find helpful. These resources focus on laboratory safety, plants and animals in the classroom, science reference materials, science in the elementary classroom, special needs students in the science classroom, and teaching science as a whole. Each podcast has print materials and mini-collections of resources to supplement them as well as many practical examples that you can take with you into the classroom which can be found on our website.
By Ohio Resource Center
The purpose of this series is to give you a first-hand look at transit-oriented development as local cities, residents, developers and planners in the San Francisco Bay Area bring this concept to life. Whether you call them transit villages, walkable neighborhoods, or transit-oriented developments, the general concept is the same: when you cluster homes, services and shops around transit, you create a synergy that results in a whole host of benefits for the community and the region. You’ll hear more about what makes transit-oriented development – also known as “ TOD” or “T.O.D.” - work throughout our tour, as we talk to the people that are making it happen.<br><br><br> This series is sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments. <br><br>
By Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments