ERIC Number: ED439053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Glen Echo Park: Center for Education and Recreation. Teaching with Historic Places.
This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file "Glen Echo Amusement Park," park planning documents, and newspaper and magazine accounts. The lesson can be used in U.S. history units on the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era to explore religious and educational reform movements (including the Chautauqua movement), and the impact of improved transportation systems on settlement patterns. The lesson also explores the issue of public segregation. Objectives for the students include: (1) to describe the national social trends and technological improvements that influenced the settlement and continued use of the Glen Echo (Maryland) area; (2) to explain the social and economic needs Glen Echo Park was designed to serve; (3) to identify present or past gathering places in their own community, and to identify factors that have contributed to the continued use or the destruction of those places; and (4) to determine the effect of segregation and discrimination on their own community. (LB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Built Environment, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Material Culture, Primary Sources, Racial Segregation, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Transportation, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/24glenecho/ 24glenecho.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.