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ERIC Number: ED164192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Cemetery Study.
Hurst, Donald L.
Employing an interdisciplinary approach, this outdoor education guide to the study of cemeteries is designed for older elementary and younger secondary students. Suggestions are provided for activities involving the study of history, geology, mathematics, art, language arts, and values. For example, the cemetery markers lend themselves to art activities involving the study of lettering styles, stone sculpture, and shape and design; likewise, the shapes of the various tombstones can inspire mathematical measurement activities. Specific projects for outdoor cemetery activities are outlined via worksheets. Among the worksheets provided are the following: making a map worksheet of the cemetery; a local history documentation worksheet (name of deceased, country, year of death, year of birth, age at death, etc.); a geology worksheet (examination of the materials used for markers and the date at which a given material was most popular); a math measurement worksheet, requiring diagrams explaining how a given marker was measured; a second math measurement worksheet focusing on the size of the total cemetery and the cost of plots; an art worksheet focusing on the designs found on tombstones and requiring sketches of such designs; a language arts worksheet focusing upon the language inscribed upon the tombstones and its present equivalent. Supplementary resources are suggested. (JC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cemeteries
Note: Study guide prepared by Norfolk County Outdoor Education, Langton (Ontario).