Teachers: There’s history in bricks and mortar

One of the things I love about learning about Columbia and Boone County’s historic places is finding new ways to use this information.

This article notes that teachers can use historic places such as those in Columbia and Boone County to teach history.

A walk through downtown Columbia would allow teachers to discuss the importance of taverns (places to gather), the changes in commerce (the former dime stores), the changes electricity caused (why the Daniel Boone Tavern had skylights), the changes in technology (the former movie palaces), the current challenges of urban development (alleys and drainage issues) and the politics of today (the city fathers helped build the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Factory and then gave it to the company).

The list could go on endlessly. Read the article below and find out what they’re doing in Sioux City.

http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_9b4835e9-17e5-5c5f-9078-7d331a974bd8.html

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