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Building Homes of Our Own

Resource URL: http://www.homesofourown.org/
Description: Building Homes of Our Own is an interactive teaching tool for the middle and high school classrooms. The simulation presents a macro view of the entire home building process from site selection to final sale. Students collect information, solve problems and make choices as they build a 3D home against a budget, then review credit applications and sell to the buyer of their choice.
Author/Producer: National Association of Homebuilders, National Housing Endowment, Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters and Freddie Mac.
Topic Areas Covered: Home building, forest products, trees
Resource Type: CD-ROM and teacher's guide
For Grade Levels: 7-12
Publication Date: 2002
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Cost: $12.60 + shipping
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Geographic Location:
Notes: PC only, no MAC version available
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Author/Producer Contact: National Association of Homebuilders
Address: 1201 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (800) 368-5242
Email: BHOOO@aha-comm.com

Our Message & Evaluation Criteria

  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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