Schoolyards to Skylines
By Jennifer Masengarb with Jean Linsner
Published by the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Schoolyards to Skylines is a resource book of 47 lessons for teachers in Kindergarten—8th grade. The 500-page book uses both famous and lesser-known buildings, sites, people, and events in Chicago as tools for teaching units in social sciences, science, mathematics, language arts, and fine/visual arts. Each lesson strengthens the fundamental educational skills of students and is solidly based on state learning standards.
Whether you live and teach within the city of Chicago, in a nearby suburb, or elsewhere in the US, Schoolyards to Skylines will become an indispensable resource. Today, over 1,700 copies of Schoolyards to Skylines are used by teachers, parents and architects in 41 states and 16 foreign countries.
Loose-leaf bound; 3-ring binder format with 5 subject tabs
Dimensions: 11.5 x 11.5 x 3 inches
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For a quick overview of how architecture may be used as a dynamic interdisciplinary tool for teaching all grades and all subjects and help meet state learning standards, see into the book with these free downloadable sample lessons:
Social Sciences, Kindergarten
Science, Second Grade
Mathematics, Eighth Grade
Language Arts, Fourth Grade
Fine Arts, Fifth Grade