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It's been a while since I stopped by but it is always great to read all the
ideas and comments. Now, I have a request. I usually lecture on more of a
undergraduate level but recently a good friend has started teaching US
History on the 11th or 12th grade level. The range is from average to
honors. She has asked me to lecture on skyscrapers. Unfortunately, I do
not have a great deal of time to prepare and my background is in traditional
western art, in the sense of european architecture (medieval, gothic,
romanesque, etc.) So I need some guidance as to where to start. I thought
it would be interesting to talk to the kids about the tallest, oldest,
newest, etc. but also the impact on the urbanization of cities or the
development of cities. I also realize that skyscrapers would not be
succesful without ELEVATORS, and I am having alittle trouble finding info
solely about elevators. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I
have about two weeks to prepare. I intend to use slides and possibly video.
There are five classes about 40 minutes in length. Thanks in advance...also
my minor in aesthetics is also calling me to include the beauty of the
design itself, but I don't want to bore the kids to death.
Senior, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Art History & Aesthetics