ERIC Number: ED368649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Homes in History.
Ohrn, Deborah Gore, Ed.
Goldfinch: Iowa History for Young People, v15 n1 Fall 1993
This issue of "The Goldfinch," an Iowa history magazine for children, focuses on issues relating to housing. Articles address such subjects as homelessness, neighborhood history, architecture, and local folklore. One student activity is the "Building Blocks" game that calls upon students to fill in blanks to complete words from the issue relating to architecture. Another activity, "Make a House," presents students with a cutout that, once assembled, forms a replica of the home that served as the backdrop for Grant Wood's painting, "American Gothic." The latest installment of the magazine's regular feature, "History Makers," reveals how a group of third graders turned their school into a national historic site. The magazine also includes a map of places that the issue features and subscription information. (SG)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Housing, Learning Activities, Maps, Puzzles, Reading Materials, Social Studies, State Government, State History
State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240-1806 ($10; 4 issues per year).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
Note: For related issues see ED 339 631, ED 349 215, ED 346 014, ED 360 222, and ED 359 117.