ERIC Number: ED472974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Walk around the Block Curriculum.
Center for Understanding the Built Environment, Prairie Village, KS.
This curriculum packet contains two teacher-developed lesson plans for upper elementary students focusing on the built environment. The first lesson plan, "The Built Environment--An Integrating Theme" (Liesa Schroeder), offers suggestions for developing a walking tour around the school neighborhood, a historic area, or a city square. It finds that personalizing the curriculum can provide opportunities for students to become actively engaged in their own learning as they investigate, explore, and research aspects of their community. The lesson plan suggests a time allotment; provides an overview; indicates cross-curricular subjects; cites learning objectives; addresses standards and Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) components; notes materials needed; describes preparation time for teachers; provides an introductory activity, a learning activity, and a culminating activity; suggests cross-curricular extensions and community connections, and contains a sheet for planning a field trip. The second lesson plan, "Creating a Landmark Calendar--An Enterprise for Your School" (Liesa Schroeder), teams students with graphic design specialists to structure a school-based enterprise to publish a student-generated 12-month calendar featuring local architectural sites and landmarks. The second lesson plan offers the same type of detailed procedures for classroom implementation as the first lesson plan, with the addition of an evaluation/teacher reflection activity. Contains eight images. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Built Environment, Community Characteristics, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Heritage Education, Intermediate Grades, Local History, Primary Sources, Social Studies, Student Projects, Teacher Developed Materials, Thematic Approach
Center for Understanding the Built Environment, 5328 W. 67th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Tel: 913-262-8222; Fax: 913-262-8546. For full text: http://www.cubekc.org/lessons.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Center for Understanding the Built Environment, Prairie Village, KS.