Architectural Design Teacher Resources
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World Trade Center Design Proposals
Students explore architectural design. In this critical thinking and architecture activity, students view a number of websites providing proposals for design plans of a new World Trade Center. Students choose and evaluate three...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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
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....
7th - 9th Math
Lesson New Museum: Exploring the Building
Explore the possibilities of buildings, public spaces, and architectural design. Learners examine the work of SANAA architects Sejima & Nishizawa through background information, images, and guided class discussion. This lesson...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
It's Not Conjecture, Look! It's Architecture!
Young scholars 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...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations Today
Students examine architectural structures of ancient civilizations by viewing a slide-show. In this architectural design instructional activity, students observe a slide-show showcasing many historic buildings and structures that have...
K - 4th Social Studies & History
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 lesson in this four-part...
2nd - 6th Technology & Engineering 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...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Architectural Design: The Vietnam Memorial
Fifth graders explore world history by analyzing the Vietnam Memorial design. In this architectural activity, 5th graders identify the purpose of the Vietnam Memorial, what it looks like and who created the design for it. Students create...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
4 mins 6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable