ERIC Number: ED364468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Roadside Attractions. Teaching with Historic Places.
This document, part of the lesson plan series, "Teaching with Historic Places," examines roadside attractions of the United States. Following introductory material the document sets out student objectives and teaching activities. Among the instructional suggestions are sections on "Setting the Stage"; "Locating the Sites"; "Determining the Facts"; and "Putting It All Together." The lesson plan includes nine photographs, eight of which are incoporated into a lesson on using visual evidence. There are readings and activities on the subjects of "Representational Architecture"; "Wigwam Village No. 2"; and "Boosterism and Giant Statues." The document recommends sources for further reading and details on the locations of the roadside attractions that the lesson discusses. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, History Instruction, Local History, Popular Culture, Social Studies, Tourism, 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.