Twitter Chat: Getting Kids Into Preservation
Recap of the August 2013 #builtheritage Twitter chat.
- Q1. What got you interested in history/preservation/architecture? How old were you?
- — Renée van Staveren (@GlobalSitePlans)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:09:45A1 My first introduction was when I was about 9 and had to draw out my dream house floorplan using graph paper. #builtheritage
- — Molly Goldsmith (@callmebutton)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:10:06
- — Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:11:41Q1 Grandma, 1st woman real estate agent in Toronto, dragged me around to all the old bldgs she was trying to sell. #builtheritage
- — Priya Chhaya (@priyastoric)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:12:08A1: First my mother who would teach me about my Indian heritage, then some great field trips that made the past tangible. #builtheritage
- Q2: How can historic sites make their stories interesting (and accessible) to children?
- — Surf City Writer (@SurfCityWriter)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:21:22
- — Adam Kabir Dickinson (@adam_kabir)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:22:09A2 #builtheritage I think it's also important to make places accessible and open so children can discover them on their own
- — Kaitlin Wainwright (@hellokaitlin)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:22:13
- — Liz Williams (@wizzerfly)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:22:57A2: Finding ways to connect their modern world to the historic world. That works best at engaging my kids with history. #builtheritage
- — James Davies (@jdd_davies)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:23:34A2: Hands on is the way! Theres a fine line between being cautious and being overprotective with #builtheritage. I think it puts people off
- Q3. How can teachers and classroom volunteers make history come to life?
- — Jamie Bradburn (@jbcurio)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:24:48Q3: Enthusiasm. My dad used to jump up on desks to demonstrate points, or do a tongue-tied imitation of King James I #builtheritage
- — Kayla Jonas Galvin (@jonaskayla)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:25:00
- — Maianne Preble (@t4yt4m)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:27:14
- — Andrew Jeanes (@wanderu)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:27:40A3: I sometimes wish teachers had the flexibility (and resources) to make history and geography classes 100% field trips. #builtheritage
- — David Wencer (@HeritageRambler)Wed, Aug 07 2013 13:31:00A3: Keep field trips local. History happens everywhere, not just in fancy faraway places. Explore your community. #builtheritage
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