Web Exercises


  • Legislative
    Redistricting Simulation
    • Author: John
      Korey,
      Political Science Dept, Cal State Poly Pomona
    • Description: Students
      create redistricting plans for a hypothetical state's congressional delegation.
      Requires the ArcView GIS program. 
    • Purpose: Use in Political Science and Geography to understand the politics of legislative redistricting and the application of GIS software to crafting district boundaries.
  • Economic Theory and Practice
    • Author: Ray
      Butler,
      Economics Department,
      San Diego State University
    • Description: A
      Mix of Theory & Practice with a focus on The Political Economy of the
      Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy & 'How to Make a Buck While You
      Learn! Interactive web options, simulations, routines in research and data
      acquisition, analysis, and presentation.
    • Purpose: Use in Political Science, Sociology, and Economics to develop knowledge and understanding of issues in the History of Economic Thought, Business Fluctuations, The Political Economy of Monetary Policy, and Investment Basics.
  • Introductory Macroeconomics Concepts
    • Author: Eric
      Brunner,
      Economics Department,
      San Diego State University
    • Description: Five
      Web based exercises help students to explore introductory macro- economic
      concepts such as supply and demand, opportunity cost, real and nominal variables,
      and long run economic growth.
    • Purpose: Use in Principles of Macroeconomics.

  • Vox Populi
    • Author: John
      Korey,
      Political Science Dept, Cal State Poly Pomona
    • Description: Includes
      Papers on, "How
      People Think About

      Politics" and  "The Facts
      Speak for Themselves.  Or
      Do They?"  Also includes
      the "World's Shortest

      Political Quiz" and a
      political "self test."

    • Purpose: Use in Political Science classes to develop an understanding of one's political philosophy and how it compares to the political philosophy of others.
  • Click on the Census Data button
    • Author: Mike Reibel, Ph.D, Dept of Geography and Anthropology,
      Cal Poly Pomona
    • Description: Data and documentation for 2000 Census tract level single race and ethnic population estimates for Los Angeles County.  The single race estimates use Jim Allen and Gene Turner's technique for fractional assignment of multiracial populations.  With their permission, their paper explaining the technique is available at this site. 
    • Purpose: The site is designed for use with GIS and/or demographic teaching exercises and student projects.