ERIC Number: ED239954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Capitol Experience in Washington, D.C.
Dilworth, R. Anne
Designed for 11th grade U.S. history students, the teaching unit combines the history of the U.S. Capitol building and its Greek and Roman revival architecture to tell the story of the nation's government buildings. While the unit uses the U.S. Capitol, any other public building could be used, such as a state capitol, court house, or public library. Six lessons help students: (1) begin intensive study of the U.S. Capitol, (2) learn about the history of the capitol, (3) learn about styles of architecture, particularly Greek and Roman styles, and elements of those styles, (4) get acquainted with the federal part of Washington, D.C. (5) increase awareness through an on-site field trip, and (6) summarize architectural and historical knowledge of the U.S. Capitol. The unit includes lesson descriptions, suggested materials, quizzes, homework assignments, a sample time line, architectural handouts, bulletin board displays, sketches, floor plans, maps, and a field trip schedule. Appendices give suggestions on where to use the unit and a glossary of architectural terms. (LH)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Architecture, Field Trips, Grade 11, High Schools, 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: District of Columbia