The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
TOWER TUBE: TOOLS FOR TEACHING
The Tower Tube is a tool kit for New York City teachers designed to enhance The Skyscraper
Museum’s exhibitions and programs. The primary source materials and
activity guide included will help teachers prepare students in NYC for a museum
tour. In addition to serving as pre-and post visit materials, the Tower
Tube supports classroom instruction on the following social studies concepts
• New York City history
• Skyscrapers and the development of the urban environment
• Community and neighborhood exploration
The Tower Tube holds a collection of historic images showing New York City skyscrapers, streets, and skylines. These resources – including PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS, and MAPS – are just a few of the museum’s rare artifacts that tell the story of skyscrapers and their unique place in the history and life of cities.
The Tower Tube Includes:
• 14 enlarged images from The Skyscraper Museum collection
• User manual with comprehensive information about each resource
• Teaching strategies for object based inquiry
• Suggested activities for K-6 lessons and Secondary School activities
• Connections to New York State Regents Exam requirements and Learning Standards in Social Studies
Click here for a preview of the K-6 Tower Tube User's Guide.
Click here for a preview of the 7-12 Tower Tube User's Guide.
AVAILABLE FOR NEW YORK CITY EDUCATORS!
To Order a FREE Tower Tube
Tower Tube resources are re-usable and one Tube may serve for several classrooms. We will consider written requests for additional tubes in New York City Public Schools.
Please use the form below to request a Tower Tube.
Tower Tubes are only available for New York City Educators. Please call or email us for more information.
This project is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Printing services for the reproductions in the Tower Tube have been generously donated by A.Esteban & Company and MPX.