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Students in the Dunbar School cafeteria, 1941

Discussion questions for Architecture and Urbanism of the Southwest.

How well do recent buildings in the Southwest region respond to the climate and cultural conditions of their sites or locations?

Why is adobe, once a common building material, now only seldom used?

Would Hispanic city planning principles, such as outlined in the "Law of the Indies," be applicable to contemporary cities?

How can the characteristics of early Southwest architecture and urbanism be employed to reduce urban sprawl?

Lesson plans and ideas for In the Steps of Esteban: Tucson's African American Heritage

Issues and activities for Cowboy Songs and Singers: Of Lifeways and Legends