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  School:

Intermediate School 230

 
  Location:

Jackson Heights,

Queens,

New York City

 
  Grade: 8
 
  Disciplines:

Visual Art

Social Studies

 
  Description: Students are immersed in the architecture of their neighborhood.
 
 

 

 
Addtional Resources

Selected Unit Materials

An Exploration of the Jackson Heights Community: A unit overview including goals and a list of lessons taught during the unit (PDF)

The Architect’s Point of View or Discovering the Pepper: A drawing lesson plan focused on three-dimensional form and design (PDF)

Jackson Heights Architectural Collage: An art lesson plan focusing on shape and proportion (PDF)

Drawing Jackson Heights: An art lesson plan stressing architectural drawing, vocabulary, shape, proportion and ratio (PDF)

Classical Architecture Goes Tubular: An art lesson plan to help students create an awareness of structural principles and develop an understanding of three-dimensional form (PDF)

Architecture Vocabulary [student worksheet]: An exercise in matching architecture vocabulary and definitions (PDF)

Architecture and Art Criticism [student worksheet]: A form that guides students in critiquing peers' architecture-related artwork (PDF)

Print Resources

Dietsch, Deborah K. Architecture for Dummies. New York: Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2002. ISBN: 0764553968

Green, Betsy. Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood. Santa Monica, Calif.: Santa Monica Press, 2002. ISBN: 1891661248

Hellman, Louis. Architecture for Beginners. New York: Writers & Readers, 1988. ASIN: 0863160417

Light, Sally, & Eberle, Margaret. House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the History of Your House. Spencertown, N.Y.: Golden Hill Press, 1989. ISBN: 0961487615

Plunz, Richard. A History of Housing in New York City: Dwelling Type and Social Change in the American Metropolis. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990. ISBN: 0231062974

Web Sites

National Register of Historic Places
http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/welcome.html
A national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archaeological resources

National Trust for Historic Preservation
http://www.nationaltrust.org/
A privately-funded, nonprofit organization that provides leadership, education, and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
http://www.tenement.org/
Museum Web site containing virtual tours, primary documents, and resources for teachers

Jackson Heights: A Garden in the City
http://www.preserve.org/jhbg/
Description and photos of Jackson Heights in Queens, New York City, assembled by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group

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