Long Island Traditional Architecture 1600-1870: A Teacher Resource Guide



This 200-page Social Studies curriculum guide in a cd-rom format explores the history and traditional architecture of Long Island from the first native settlers, its European colonists and the enslaved Africans who have lived on Long Island. The publication has historical and architectural essays, primary documents, examples of classroom projects and ready-to-use materials including document based questions created by teachers and students, photographs and architectural drawings. There are also bibliographies of internet and published resources and suggestions for historic site visits appropriate for grades 7 and higher. Subjects examined include:


  • Researching traditional and vernacular architecture
  • Framing methods, windows and door designs
  • Native American architecture
  • African American slave and freedmen housing
  • English and Dutch farm and barn design
  • Home-based and general stores
  • Windmills and grist mills
  • Places of worship


Funding for this publication was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NY State Council on the Arts and the Gilder Foundation.

$10 including shipping and handling.

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