In the Classroom: Social Studies

Players learn early on in Building Homes of Our Own that homes are built in communities, and the home builder must address the concerns, interests and goals of the people in those communities.

Zoning, codes and environmental considerations help players explore the social issues intrinsic in home building and homeownership.

Architecture, home design and floor plan development speak to historical, cultural and even geographic considerations.

When more expertise is needed, players can call on experts, including:
An archeologist to help determine if there are sensitive cultural issues with the land,
An environmental consultant to provide information on environmental issues, and
An architect/land planner to help players understand the needs and desires of potential home buyers.

View Sample Social Studies Activities from the Building Homes of Our Own Teacher's Guide.


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