My Preservation Journal
My Preservation Journal introduces students to the concept of architectural design, its importance in their everyday lives, the story of their neighborhood’s development, and the need to preserve the past for their own future. This interactive study guide engages students in an ongoing dialogue concerning their built environment while developing strong visual and critical thinking skills. In studying and exploring their own surroundings as they were and as they are today, children relate local history to their own world of home, school, and neighborhood. My Preservation Journal is intended to supplement the teaching of New York City history, with an emphasis on the importance of historic preservation. While the material is specific to the Upper West Side, a primary goal of this program is to introduce the general concept of architectural heritage as a “living” visual record of the past. The journal can be used to help build a lesson in the classroom, on a neighborhood walk with your family, or enjoyed at home – so please download and enjoy!