ERIC Number: ED368602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Heritage Education: A Community-School Partnership. Information Series No. 73., 1993.
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC.
This booklet is written for communities and their schools to help them design educational programs and activities that use local historical and cultural resources. This approach to teaching and learning is often referred to as heritage education by preservationists, museum educators, site interpreters, and folklorists. The document addresses the importance of the relationship between a community and its schools in promoting cultural education. In a section on heritage education and the school curriculum, the booklet suggests different ways that teachers can use the historical and cultural resources in their area to teach history, geography, social sciences, civics, the arts, language and literature, science and technology, basic skills, and higher-order thinking skills. Programs from different areas of the country are described including that developed by Drayton Hall, a National Trust historic property near Charleston, South Carolina in conjunction with local school districts. Another program discussed consists of a series of resource packets developed by teachers, scholars, and the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. The "Adopt a Building" program from the Texas State Historical Association, and programs in Washington, D.C., Kansas City (Missouri), and Salt Lake City (Utah) are described. Information on developing a program includes encouraging a preservation ethic, designing an educational program for the schools, professional development for heritage educators, funding for heritage education programs, and resources for heritage education. (DK)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Local History, Museums, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Teaching Methods
Preservation Forum, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($5 each; 10 or more copies, $2.50 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Drayton Hall SC; Mystic Seaport Museum CT