ERIC Number: ED472977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Picture This Curriculum.
Center for Understanding the Built Environment, Prairie Village, KS.
This curriculum packet of teacher-developed lesson plans, intended for use with students in middle and/or high schools, focuses on student involvement in community projects. The first lesson plan, "Physics Park" (Scott McQuerry), aims for students to construct a playground and the examine the physics behind the playground's equipment. Students use the map and picture found on this lesson's Web site as a resource in the playground's construction. The lesson plan suggests time allotment; provides an overview; indicates subject matter; cites learning objectives; addresses standards and Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) components; notes materials needed; describes preparation time for teachers; presents an introductory activity, a learning activity, and a culminating activity; discusses evaluation/teacher reflection; suggest cross-curricular extensions and community connections, and contains a sample grid pattern, a photo of the playground area, seven images, and additional information and activities. The second lesson plan, "Comparing Edible Communities" (Scott McQuerry), has students explore the components of a community by creating analogies between aspects of a community and ingredients within a recipe. They demonstrate the cohesion among community areas as they attempt to create cookies from recipes that have missing ingredients. The second lesson plan offers the same type of detailed procedures for classroom implementation as the first lesson plan. (Contains 6 recipes, 3 slide photos, and 16 images.) (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Built Environment, Community Programs, Creative Activities, Land Use, Physics, Playgrounds, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Projects, Teacher Developed Materials, Urban Planning
Center for Understanding the Built Environment, 5328 W. 67th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Tel: 913-262-8222; Fax: 913-262-854. 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.