ERIC Number: ED465665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Frontier Homes. Save Our History[TM]. Teacher's Guide.
A&E Network, New York, NY.
This lesson plan, based on the Arts and Entertainment documentary "Frontier Homes," consists of four segments which examine a style of historic dwelling built by settlers on the frontier: the post and beam structures built by English settlers in New England; the log houses constructed by pioneers on the forested frontier; sod houses erected on the prairies; and adobe houses crafted in the southwest. This unit combines the study of U.S. history with a lesson in material culture and environmental understanding. The four home segments include: (1) Plymouth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, that features examples of post and beam homes; (2) The Museum of Appalachia, Tennessee, where Swedish settlers first introduced log-style structures in the New World during the 18th century; (3) a demonstration of a "hands-on" approach on how to build a sod house in Minnesota; and (4) El Rancho Las Golondrinas, a living history museum outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, that teaches about building the Spanish-American adobe home. This lesson plan provides an overview of these segments, previewing activities; vocabulary, understanding geography, and chronology; a graph of the home types; discussion questions; student activities; and relevant vocabulary. The lesson plan identifies which subjects are appropriate for study, grade level, national history standards, and student educational objectives. (BT)
Descriptors: Architecture, Built Environment, Heritage Education, Housing, Intermediate Grades, Land Settlement, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Television Viewing, United States History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: A&E Network, New York, NY.