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Lesson Plans


Learning through Architecture

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Linda Braley (lsb)
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 11:37:39 -0500


We've created a web site to help teacher use architecture to teach basic
subject material, K-12. <http://whyy.org/aie/aie.html>

We will be looking for teachers who are interested in participating in
an on-line project. We will provide on-line architectural support
helping participating teachers to find the resources and help develop
idea you may need to do built environment education in your classroom.
We will begin a search in the next few months to find 4 teachers who are
currently using the internet to support their classroom work and would
be interested in participating in this project.

The first year of this project was made possible by the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting and WHYY, Philadelphia's local public broadcasting
station. We have received a grant from the National Endowment for the
Arts to continue this project.

Please take a look at the site and let us know if you have an interest
in participating in the project this Fall 1997.

Below is a brief description of the project and the Architecture in
Education Program.

Thank you - Linda Braley, Architect, Web Master
Architecture in Education
Foundation for Architecture, Philadelphia

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The Foundation for Architecture's Architecture in Education Program in
collaboration with WHYY, the local public broadcasting station, is
developing this web site to help teachers, everywhere, use the built
environment to teach in their classroom. We are working with teachers
this on projects which will be incorporated into the web site as they
progress. This project is being funded by the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting. This is one of only three grants given across the
country.

The Architecture in Education's approach to teaching is through
transdisciplinary hands-on, interactive project focusing on the built
environment as a laboratory which is immediate and personal to the
students daily lives. This approach gets the students physically
involved in learning what elements make up a community, how design
effects human behavior, how the natural and built worlds effect each
other in different climates and cultures, and how individuals can and do
influence their environment.

Activities are developed based on solving problems and promoting
critical thinking skills in math, science and the humanities. Built
environment education focuses on materials, structures, buildings,
streets, neighborhoods, communities and cities. The built environement
is a laboratory of adventures ready for kids to explore.