National Geographic : 1994 Jul
Why would sophomores study Greek Revival Architecture in geography class? Ask Ms. Lou Taft's students. To them, geography is more than knowing locations on a map. All because Ms. Taft has them study their own town, Towanda, Pennsylvania. They begin by investigating its architecture, exploring everything from Greek to Gothic Revival. In the process, they discover the influence of other countries right in their own and about other cultures. Working together, they create a map for a walking tour of their town. They also produce a slide presentation that is shown to community groups. The exercise gives the students a sense of pride for where they live, plus a connection with the rest of the world. For her creative approach to teaching, State Farm is pleased to honor Ms. Taft with the Good Neigh bor Award and donate $5,000 in he name to Towanda Area High School of Towanda, Pennsylvania. STATEFARM GOOD NEIGHBOR INSURANCE I . ;, STATE FARMINSURANCECOMPANY HomeOffices: Bloomington, Illinois The Good Neighbor Award was developed in cooperation with the National Council for Geographic Education.