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Call for Lesson Plans for SAH Archipedia

by SAH News | Feb 07, 2017

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017

SAH Archipedia is an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built world published jointly by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the University of Virginia Press. As a tool for humanistic study, SAH Archipedia examines buildings in their communities and landscapes, not only in terms of aesthetics, but also in relation to the historical, geographical, climatic, political, religious, economic, and other forces that shaped them.

With continuing support from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH), we seek to build a collection of teaching resources and lesson plans specifically designed for K-12 teachers that utilize the robust digital content and associated metadata of SAH Archipedia. The aim is to introduce pre-collegiate students to the history of the built environment and increase literacy through instructions and discussion, reading and writing, experiential learning, and use of innovative technology.

SAH is seeking educators to produce K-12 lesson plans that align with Common Core standards and include an introduction to the subject, learning objectives, activities/assignments, assessment criteria, and resources. Interested educators should submit a proposal that includes a 500-word abstract outlining the topic of the lesson plan and include a preliminary list of the SAH Archipedia content the project would incorporate. They should also submit a 2-page CV. The SAH Archipedia Advisory Committee will review all proposals.

If selected, educators will work with SAH Archipedia editors to develop the plans in accordance with publication standards. Lesson plans will be available free to the public through SAH Archipedia and will also be submitted to NEH Edsitement! Educators will receive a $1,000 honorarium for each lesson plan accepted for publication on the site.

Submit proposals to Gabrielle Esperdy, Editor, SAH Archipedia, at esperdy@njit.edu, and Catherine Boland Erkkila, Project Editor, SAH Archipedia, at cerkkila@sah.org. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact the editors with questions.

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