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Lesson Plans

Re: Skyscrapers

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Barbara Bridges (maine)
Mon, 16 Sep 1996 20:07:03 -0500 (CDT)


I do not know if this is too late but you should mention the man -
Sullivan - who created the first skyscraper and of course his famous
student - Frank Lloyd Wright and his Mile High building

On Wed, 11 Sep 1996,
Quanda C. Hood wrote:

> Hello-
> 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.
> Quanda Hood
> Senior, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
> Art History & Aesthetics