ERIC Number: ED248172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Design: Instructional Guide and Resource for Elementary and Secondary School Use.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
Instructional units with suggested resources and appropriate activities for teaching environmental design to students in grades 6-12 are presented. An overview of program goals and suggested environmental awareness exercises and projects is followed by six illustrative units. The first unit (grade 6) focuses on environmental awareness and recreational environments, specifically the playground. In the second unit (grade 7), students consider amusement parks as a recreational environment, single space shelter as a form of architecture, and graphics in the community environment. The third unit (grade 8) introduces social needs and "street furniture" as part of the community environment and uses gardens to illustrate a human-made recreational environment. The fourth unit, fundamentals of art, introduces students to architecture and natural forms, recreation parks, and public monuments and architectural preservation as a part of the historical environment. The fifth unit, "Commercial Art I," presents sections on residential architecture, modular design, and architecture and climate. Lessons in the sixth and final section, "Commercial Art II," examine interior and industrial design, urban planning, and cities of the future. Appendices include sample matrices, an urban food shopping activity, a city/county planning survey, an architectural element chart, a market research survey, a basic structure chart, and a map. An annotated bibliography of over 120 teacher and student resources, pamphlets, and journal articles published between 1960 and 1980 concludes the document. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.