ERIC Number: ED034092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Teacher's Guide to the Houses Box. The MATCH Box Project; Prototype Edition.
Cole, Cynthia; Schroeder, Edith
The Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children (MATCH Box) project was developed in 1965 to provide for the relatively intensive treatment of a subject over a short period through materials geared to the elementary school level. Each MATCH Box contains materials, equipment and activities that work together to foster the teaching/learning of specific subjects. HOUSES is designed to introduce to first to third grade children the concept of differing physical environments and their significance for the people who live in them. The children study the Netsilik Eskimo winter igloo and summer karmak, and the Western Nigerian river mud house. By the use of houses in this unit it is hoped that the children will understand that the many differences between housing styles demonstrates that where people live influences how they live. The MATCH Box contains films, a series of still photographs, house models, real building materials, picture charts, and books and stories. The teacher is aided by a list of background facts on the Nigerian and the Eskimo environment and the unit can be divided into eight parts, each outlined in this manual. (SH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Children's Museum, Boston, MA.
Identifiers: MATCH Boxes; Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children
Note: Appendix to Kresse, Frederick H.; Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children: A Project to Develop and Evaluate Multi-Media Kits for Elementary Schools