My Preservation Journal

My Preservation Journal

Pencil GuyWelcome to the 21st-century edition of “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. 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.

With its lessons on neighborhood history, architectural vocabulary, and civic engagement, the 2017 version essentially the same award-winning work-book — beloved by educators, students, and parents alike — first introduced by LANDMARK WEST! in 1998, only updated and expanded. My Preservation Journal” is the linchpin of a multifaceted school program for grades K-5 called Keeping the Past for the Future. KPF introduces students to the concept of architectural design, its importance in their everyday lies, the story of the neighborhood’s development, and the need to preserve it for their own future.

 

cover of my preservation journal

Contact Information

Rudie E. Hurwitz
Youth Education Director
LANDMARK WEST!
RudieHurwitz@LandmarkWest.org
45 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

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