ERIC Number: ED087688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in the Environment: Redesigning the Community. Profiles of Promise 20.
Watford, Robert; Hawke, Sharryl
"Redesigning the Community" is the ninth grade unit of the University City school district program known as Arts in General Education, a K-12 series of special instructional units taught as part of the regular subject areas of language arts and social studies. In social studies the main focus is on environmental design and planning. In this ninth grade social studies unit, students explore some general concepts of culture through general readings. Then a more in-depth look at a city's relationship to culture is presented through the use of slides and literature. Next, students are introduced to specific aspects of urban design and begin a study of the home community. The culmination experience of the unit is a student activity project in which a specific aspect of University City is chosen for redesign. Three student projects described focus on the zoo, adequate housing, and community worship facilities. At the completion of the projects, students present proposals to a review board composed of class members and moderating teacher for critical appraisal of functional and aesthetic factors of the plans. Student evaluation measures are included with each of the 19 lesson guides. Teachers' assessments, provided on a form at the end of each of four lessons, contribute to annual modification of the program. Instruction units for the entire Arts in General Education Project and the 19 lessons of "Redesigning The Community" are listed. (KSM)
Descriptors: Architecture, Art Education, Course Descriptions, Design Requirements, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Evaluation Methods, Grade 9, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Social Studies, Student Projects, Units of Study, Urban Culture, Urban Environment, Urban Problems, Urban Studies
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 ($10.00, 1 copy of 30 issues, $20.00, 5 copies of 30 issues)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri