ERIC Number: ED377102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Inventory America: Residential Buildings. Student Workbook, Pilot Edition; Teacher & Project Supervisor Manual, Pilot Edition.
Haupt, Richard; Pomeroy, Robert W., Ed.
Designed as a special studies unit for secondary school students or for adult volunteers, this student workbook and teacher's guide explains how to produce an accurate record of memorable neighborhood houses. The activities in the workbook include observation and information gathering. The workbook sections describe various steps in the process and a flow chart indicates the steps involved. The section on building selection indicates criteria to consider, methods of identifying the property owner, and means for securing permission and cooperation. The following section identifies the building and surrounding context with initial plans to follow, current information to document, and how to take a distant first view. The next section delineates the steps to take in measuring and describing the building. The site description section contains categories of objects and structures, how to conduct the inventory, a checklist and a map. A section on the purpose of a photographic record and how to prepare photographs precedes a section on gathering information from other sources. Following a section on how to use people as a source on information on historical buildings, a checklist identifies contributing factors to a building's significance. The final section contains the directions and a form to provide a lasting record of the building documentation. An outline in the teacher's guide provides details concerning the project's curriculum and administration along with tentative time requirements. A checklist describes the tasks involved in the project and the responsible individual or team. A section on "Selecting and Working with the Appropriate Community Repository" offers ideas on locating institutions to collect, care for, and make available historical materials. After a description promoting community participation, a list indicates the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge developed by the students. The next section discusses the benefits of the program to students, teachers, schools, community agencies, cultural associations, property owners, and senior citizen groups. A resource list identifies five organizations to contact for further information. (CK)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Buildings, Built Environment, Check Lists, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Information Storage, Learning Activities, Local History, Postsecondary Education, Recordkeeping, Secondary Education, Site Analysis, Site Selection
National Center for the Study of History, Rural Route #1, Box 679, Cornish, ME 04020-9726 (Student Workbook, $8; Teacher Manual, $4).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of History, Cornish, ME.