Architectural Design Teacher Resources
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World Trade Center Design Proposals
Students explore architectural design. In this critical thinking and architecture lesson plan, students view a number of websites providing proposals for design plans of a new World Trade Center. Students choose and evaluate three possible designs based on specific given criteria and prepare an oral presentation of which design is best suited to replace the original World Trade Center.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Home, Sweet, Home!
Learners investigate the local history and architecture of their community. They draw maps, conduct Internet research, discuss varied architectural designs, take a walking tour of their town and work in teams to record their community's history.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 23 Downloads
Victorian Age Architectural Design - Activity 1
Students begin creating Victorian decoration journals while investigating Victorian Architectural designs in this introductory instructional activity provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. A video is included.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 8 Downloads
Mathematics Alive: Environment and Design of Human Habitats
Third graders explore the structural composition of buildings and houses. In this math lesson, 3rd graders explain how architecture is related to mathematics. They create a blueprint of a structure with at least three different spaces.
3rd Technology & Engineering 8 Views 47 Downloads
Math and Architectural Design in Relation to Rebuilding The World Trade Center
Students discover building plans and practice reading measurements. In this architectural design lesson, students investigate the areas of the specific World Trade Center locations that need to be rebuilt and determine the cost. Students utilize an Internet education program to calculate certain figures for areas.
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Portland Architectural Tour - Activity 1
Students research architectural designs of the Portland, Oregon metro area in this excellent lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. While this unit is written with Portland, Oregon in mind, teachers can adapt for any geographic region.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
It's Not Conjecture, Look! It's Architecture!
Students examine how architecture reflects historical time periods. They conduct research on the History Detectives website, complete a fact sheet, sequence photographs of different architectural styles, and create an illustration of a house.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 38 Downloads
Mathematics of Ornaments and Architecture
Students study African traditional architecture. They examine how African ornaments, wall painting and motifs use geometric shapes to express and explain the culture. They discuss the ornaments and architectural designs in the setting and period they were executed and use these as examples in developing ornaments for their own use.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations Today
Learners examine architectural structures of ancient civilizations by viewing a slide-show. In this architectural design lesson, students observe a slide-show showcasing many historic buildings and structures that have lasted thousands of years.
K - 4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 35 Downloads
What is a Skyscraper?
Skyscrapers are amazing feats of architectural design that create the iconic skylines of the world's biggest cities. Young architects explore the defining characteristics of these monstrous towers with the first instructional activity in this four-part series.
2nd - 6th Technology & Engineering 9 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our students may recognize the date of September 11, 2001 in the United States, most will not be able to personally recall what transpired. On Patriot Day, introduce your young learners to the events, aftermath, and significance of 9/11 with this resource, which includes two detailed lesson plans for elementary and secondary classes.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 324 Views 272 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Architectural Design: The Vietnam Memorial
Fifth graders explore world history by analyzing the Vietnam Memorial design. In this architectural lesson plan, 5th graders identify the purpose of the Vietnam Memorial, what it looks like and who created the design for it. Students create architectural designs of a garden they wish to build near their classroom and write about why their design should be chosen.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Why Do Honeybees Love Hexagons?
Float like a butterfly, think like a bee! Build a huge hive, hexagonally! Find out the reason that hexagons are the most efficient storage shape for the honeybees' honeycombs. This neat little video would be a sweet addition to your life science lesson on behavioral adaptations or insects, or to your math lesson on polygons.
4 mins 6th - 12th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Design: The Wright Way
Middle schoolers recognize the basic concepts of architectural design, geometrical shapes, elements of design, creativity, basic math, and design concepts. They apply them to the creative process by creating a design project.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 113 Downloads
20th Century Architecture
Discover the functional works of art found in everyday life. Modern architecture is the focus of this highly visual presentation. Works from architectural masters such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, and Le Corbusier are featured. A great way to bring art and design throughout history into a modern light.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Ancient India Contributed Architectural Designs to the World
Students view a PowerPoint presentation with pictures about ancient India to discuss the impact India had on the world’s architecture. In this history lesson, students use discussion questions to guide their lesson.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 10 Views 43 Downloads
Writing Equations for Parallel Lines
Acquaint your class with the concept of parallel lines. Learners watch a PowerPoint presentation about how to write equations of parallel lines. Their understanding of linear equations and slope is taken a step further by the exercises in this lesson.
8th - 11th Math 9 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed