ERIC Number: ED337534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Oakland Explorers Workshop Workbook. Working Paper 517.
Southworth, Michael; Southworth, Susan
The Oakland (California) Explorers is a program to help children learn about the city. The project is part of a long-term effort by the Junior Center for Art and Science to make Oakland a better place for children to be raised. Project goals are to create the following: (1) a living museum of Oakland that will include children and adolescents in creating and running the program; (2) a network of city learning centers; (3) an access system for children to learn about and use the city; and (4) a network of institutions, business, industry, and individuals who want to make the city more responsive to children's needs. The first project involved a series of six 1-week workshops about the city in the summer of 1988, which focused on empowering children to use the city and included such resources as public transportation. In this workbook, plans are given for each of the six workshops, with the following themes: (1) an exploration of the history and people of the city; (2) activities focused on transportation, manufacturing, and municipal services; (3) projects on making cities places for kids; (4) activities in arts and the media; (5) explorations of water, animals, geology, and plants in the city; and (6) activities on the planning and design of cities. An appendix outlines a food discovery workshop for Oakland's Chinatown. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Local History, Urban Areas, Urban Culture, Urban Education, Urban Problems, Urban Youth, Workshops, Youth Programs
Institute of Urban and Regional Development, 316 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oakland Redevelopment Agency, CA.; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Urban and Regional Development.
Identifiers: California (Oakland)
Note: Support also received from the Clorox Foundation, the Skaggs Foundation, and the University-Oakland Metropolitan Forum.