ERIC Number: ED218173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Architectural Heritage Education: A Summary Report. Local Architecture as a Teaching Resource for High School Courses.
Hatch, Kathlyn; Engels, Nancy
This report describes a 3-year project which used local architecture as a resource for teaching the arts and humanities at the secondary level. The project involved 24 Massachusetts high school teachers in art, social studies, industrial arts, and the language arts working with project staff. The teachers attended two week-long summer courses. They learned about systems for analyzing visual information through building styles, plans, and design features, and how to interpret buildings as cultural evidence. An interdisciplinary approach was emphasized. During the school year teachers tried out different approaches to integrating the subject of architecture into their courses through examples of buildings from their communities. In over 1500 class sessions and 37 subjects--from studio art, literature, writing and architectural drawing to U.S. and world history, psychology, and economics--teachers designed architectural lessons tailored for course material they ordinarily covered and learning objectives they had set themselves. Their application involved a range of disciplines, teaching methods, and points of view, as well as students of varying abilities and grade levels and different types of schools and communities. The first two parts of the report discuss architecture as a resource for learning. The third and major portion of the report contains basic resources--including drawings of house styles and plans, and a list of recommended books--for finding buildings and using them for classroom teaching. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Historical Commission, Boston. Architectural Heritage Education.; Massachusetts State Dept. of State, Boston.
Note: For a related document, see SO 014 091. Tables on pages 29 and 30 were photo reduced by ERIC.