ERIC Number: ED364465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Log Cabins in America: The Finnish Experience. Teaching with Historic Places.
This document, from the lesson plan series, "Teaching with Historic Places," examines the Scandanavian (particularly Finnish) origins of the log cabins that early U.S. settlers occupied. Following an introductory section, the document sets out student objectives, teaching activities, readings, and illustrations. The teaching activity suggestions include details on "Setting the Stage"; "Locating the Site"; "Determining the Facts"; and "Putting It All Together." A section that encourages the use of visual evidence calls upon students to examine 10 photographs and two sketches, all of which the lesson plan includes. There also are three map exhibits. Readings include "The Log Cabin Tradition"; "Long Valley Finnish Structures"; and "Log Cabin Politics." (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Housing, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Maps, Presidents of the United States, United States History
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Teaching with Historic Places Project, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC.; National Register of Historic Places, Washington, DC. Interagency Resources Div.