The American Camp Association has been out front on developing and communicating guidelines for gathering youth either in person or virtually this summer amidst COVID-19. They have released some rather comprehensive guidelines for in-person camps, developed in concert with a reputable environmental health organization and following CDC guidelines.
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Peter Exley leads us on a few of his favorite engagement exercises for investigating design challenges together with young students.
In this session, we discuss the beautiful and surprising challenges of interpreting architecture for the visually impaired, as well as many mistaken assumptions we had in welcoming these visitors.
When the iconic Fallingwater residence was converted to a museum in 1963, Edgar Kaufmann jr. [sic] was enjoying professional success as Curator of Industrial Design at MoMA. Rather than presenting Fallingwater as a traditional house museum employing passive passive forms of interpretation rich in biographical and historical information, Kaufmann jr. preferred the house to be considered as an aesthetic object with an overall goal of helping visitors to gain an understanding of design that is in harmony with nature.
The National Building Museum’s Teen Council, a leadership and ambassador program for young adults, is an important avenue for welcoming in diverse perspectives and voices.
This session explored what training has been put in place at the National Building Musuem to support museum educators in facilitating conversations about equity and inclusion with local youth.
Inspire children to consider careers in planning. Access Q&As with various planners, and share with children what it takes to be a planner, why people choose the profession, and how they recommend students get involved.
Every community is special and has a story to tell. This scavenger hunt gives you fun ways to begin exploring the different pieces that make-up your community. By putting these pieces together, you might even learn some of your town's secrets!
Metropolis is a curriculum developed by John Martoni, a third-grade teacher and planner. It was designed as a standards-based, interdisciplinary unit of study for grades 3-6 (though it could be adapted for any grade level). Packed with illustrations and exercises, it is intended for use by elementary classroom teachers and other adults who seek to expose children to a variety of urban forms from around the world. The city elements presented in the lessons are edges, districts, public spaces, landmarks, and transportation.
The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) is a worldwide group of architectural scholars with a mission to produce teaching materials of non-Western subjects for teachers of architectural survey courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Feel free to browse and download this lecture preparation material for free. This material was produced by scholars belonging to the GAHTC community, and funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.