ERIC Number: ED156544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Streets: A Program to Develop Awareness of the Street Environment. Teacher's Guide [And] Student's Workbook.
Cvijanovic, Serge; Spero, Galila
The environmental education unit is intended for use by elementary school classroom teachers as they develop and implement programs to help students become visually aware of street environments. The teacher's guide is presented in two major sections. Section I consists primarily of reading and observing exercises. Lessons are entitled "What is a Street?""Shapes and Sizes of Streets;""Places on Streets;""Street Furniture;""Building Surfaces and Ground Surfaces;" and "Buildings on Streets." Each lesson lists objectives, concepts, and activities which involve students in finding dictionary definitions, making scrap books, giving slide shows, working with maps, taking field trips to local streets, and making lists of buildings and streets with specific characteristics. Section II focuses on skill development activities such as making pictures and scale models of neighborhood streets using cut outs of row houses, single-family dwellings, trees, and apartment houses. A section of notes to architects and other design professionals who might be contacted to work with the program concludes the Teacher's Guide. The Student Workbook follows the same chapter format as the Teacher's Guide. Each chapter presents numerous photographs of city and street scenes, textual information, vocabulary words, lists of activities, and thought questions. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Architectural Education, Building Design, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Models, Physical Environment, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Urban Environment, Urban Studies, Visual Learning, Visual Perception, Visual Stimuli, Workbooks
Harwell Associates, P.O. Box 95, Convent Station, New Jersey 07961 ($7.00 for one copy each of teacher's guide and student workbook, paperbound; $37.00 for two teacher's guides and 30 student workbooks)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Boston Society of Architects Charitable Foundation, MA.
Authoring Institution: Architects Collaborative, Inc., Cambridge, MA.