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July 6, 2005 8:47 AM CDT

Teachers Go for Network Version of Building Homes of Our Own

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In less than 24 hours, more than 1,200 educators ordered Network Version 2.0 of Building Homes of Our Own, right after NAHB began urging them to order the interactive teaching tool and game for their middle and high school students before the end of the school year.

NAHB launched a direct e-mail campaign on May 4th, and to date 1,700 teachers have already requested the program ? further confirmation that Building Homes of Our Own is meeting a crucial need among educators and has students responding to simulation learning in the classroom.

"Building Homes of Our Own has been an awesome program to use with my students at West Middle School," says Cindy H., a middle school teacher in Tennessee. "We have been using the program for the last two years, and I'm thankful I received your program. The program reinforces hands-on learning. It truly engages students."

The Network Version 2.0 is available free to members and educators from www.HomesOfOurOwn.org.

Building Homes of Our Own is part of an ongoing education outreach initiative produced in partnership with the National Housing Endowment and Freddie Mac. Network Version 2.0 is made possible with support from the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters.

For information about bringing Building Homes of Our Own to teachers in your community, e-mail Kym Kilbourne at kkilbourne@nahb.com or call her at (800) 368-5242 ext. 8447.


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