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ERIC Number: ED239956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Block Study: Learning About Your Local Community.
Eckbreth, Catherine
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia (Arlington)