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Documenting Deco: K–12 Learning Program

Materials provided in the activity two packet include:
  • Activity two lesson plan

  • Notice/Wondering Chart

  • Video Organizer handout

  • Ticket Out handout

Please note, if the instructor opts to use the images from the Gallery Walk for the Building Walk activity they must be downloaded from Activity One.

Additional web-based materials include:

New York Art Deco Registry and Map

Suggested videos for use in this lesson:
  • Timeless Grand Concourse by The New York Post

  • Art Deco in the Outer Boroughs of New York City by Alan G. Wasenius

Both of these videos can be viewed below 

Downloadable Materials​
Activity Two: Neighborhood Gems

This lesson is designed to provide opportunities for students to apply, analyze, and evaluate the information they’ve worked through in this and the prior lesson. Using the New York Art Deco Registry, instructors are encouraged to create a walking tour of the area around their school so students can experience Art Deco architecture first hand. This lesson also utilizes short video clips for students to see more on Art Deco architecture.


The Documenting Deco Educational Program is provided with funding and support provided by:


This educational program would not have happened without the assistance of many individuals who contributed their time, talents, and knowledge to make it possible. Many thanks to architect and photographer Richard Berenholtz, who inspired Documenting Deco and shares his vast experience with students participating in the program; Judith Spokony, who brings more than thirty years as a New York City educator to creating the teaching guide and student materials; television producer Pamela Kawi who has contributed her talents overseeing all our media; Damian Cavalo for videotaping Richard Berenholtz’s interview; Sandra Tansky for her careful editing and helpful suggestions; Meghan Weatherby, ADSNY’s Executive Director, for her extensive design skills, knowledge of Art Deco and endless patience spending countless hours designing all elements of the final print and online components of program; and Christine Stoddard for her exceptional development and implementation of this program.


Many thanks to the instructors and administrators, for bringing this program to your students. We welcome your suggestions as we expand the program to more schools in the coming year.

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