ERIC Number: ED239952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
What Did It Look Like Then? Eighteenth Century Architectural Elements.
Taylor, Joshua, Jr.
Designed primarily for use in the intermediate grades, the teaching unit provides 11 lessons and related activities for teaching students to look at colonial architectural elements as a means of learning about 18th century lifestyles. Although the unit relies upon resources available in Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia, other 18th century cities or towns can be studied in the same manner. Lesson topics include identifying elements of colonial architecture, understanding the history of colonial architecture, reading floor plans for architectural details, identifying exterior and interior architectural elements, taking a walking tour of Alexandria's Carlyle House or a similar 18th century structure, investigating modern adaptations of colonial elements, comparing architecture of the past with present day and anticipated future styles, and designing a colonial dwelling. Goals, objectives, suggested materials, teacher guides, student assignments, and illustrations are included in each lesson. Appendices giving details for a walking tour of Alexandria are followed by a short, annotated bibliography. (LH)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Architecture, Building Design, Colonial History (United States), Community Characteristics, Community Resources, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Local History, Social History, Structural Elements (Construction), United States History, Units of Study
History by the Block Project, Arlington Public Schools, 1426 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia; Virginia (Arlington)