ERIC Number: ED239956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Block Study: Learning About Your Local Community.
Designed for 7th- and 8th-grade students, five lessons using a block of houses in an urban neighborhood help students learn about the history of a neighborhood, the owners of the houses, and the style and architectural features of the homes. Although this unit has been developed for a specific neighborhood, a similar block study could be conducted in another area. Lesson topics include the following: (1) preparing for a photo study field trip, (2) participating in a photo study field trip, (3) sharing observations and learning from such a field trip, (4) identifying architectural features from photos, and (5) learning to use city directories to locate home ownership information. Appendices include a short bibliography of books on architectural features and style, a sample real estate assessment card, an activity for tracing deed titles, suggestions for organizing a block study, and additional activity suggestions. (LH)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Community Characteristics, Field Instruction, Field Trips, Grade 7, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Local History, Neighborhoods, Place of Residence, Social History, United States History, Units of Study, Urban Areas, Urban Studies
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 (Arlington)