Great Place, Lousy Place Great Place, Lousy Place

By having students reflect on places that they’ve experienced in the past, they begin to understand the relationship between the built environment and the emotional responses that they can often elicit.  The lesson is most effective when it is combined with field explorations where they can document the positive and negative aspects of a community through photography.  After an area is documented, students can then begin to identify common characteristics present among positive areas and areas that are often avoided.  This lesson was created using the American Planning Association's curriculum and can be downloaded

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