Briefly stated, my objectives for the unit are:
to help my students develop greater ease with their bodies, their personal environments;
to extend body space into its immediate architectural boundaries;
to “read” the buildings in our neighborhood;
to improve students’ self-concept;
to improve, refine reading and discussion skills.
I intend to develop the unit as a Humanities course for seventh grade students whose reading, discussion and social skills vary. At Conte, the Humanities course has the integration of the arts and the academics as its main thrust. The unit could easily be adapted by language arts teachers.