“The decision of the Labor Management Committee reflects our commitment to the growth of an organized residential construction industry that promotes skilled craftsmen and creates opportunities across the broad spectrum of our communities,” wrote Martin C. Umlauf, president of the Chicago Carpenters union, in a letter to Elliott.
Launched in September 2002, “Building Homes of Our Own” has reached more than 2.2 million students, teachers and parents nationwide. Free to educators, word-of-mouth among teachers has catapulted the program into classrooms for the instruction of both core subjects and career and life skills disciplines.
The program is part of the ongoing educational outreach initiative of NAHB that responds to the impact computers are having on classroom instruction and how children learn.
“Building Homes of Our Own” and a comprehensive, printable teacher’s guide are available free to educators. The teacher’s guide provides additional activities, exercises and projects for single classrooms, integrative learning and even distance learning applications.
To learn more about the program, click here, or e-mail Kym Kilbourne or call her at 800-368-5242 x8447.
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