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
Home, Sweet, Home!
Students 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
Mathematics Alive: Environment and Design of Human Habitats
Third graders explore the structural composition of buildings and houses. For 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
Learners discover building plans and practice reading measurements. In this architectural design instructional activity, 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 includes image links, a great vocabulary list, and excellent discussion questions that foster a critical understanding of art, space, and design.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Learners get involved in a unique collaboration that enhances their knowledge of architecture and design. Develop organizer resources with others. They are engulfed into a world of architects and museum specialists to facilitate the appreciation of the demands and potential of technology.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
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
New Review Famous Artists Lapbook
Create mini books with some of the most beautiful and well-known masterpieces of our time. Learners read short paragraphs about famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, and Johannes Vermeer, and create different kinds of miniature books to feature their creations.
2nd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Students explore principles of design and mathematics to create structures as well as the aesthetic considerations involved in designing a building. They design a museum reflecting what is inside the museum while demonstrating an understanding of symmetry and geometric shapes.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
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
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
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 lasted thousands of years.
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 plan in this four-part series.
2nd - 6th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our learners 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 CCSS: Adaptable
The Architectural Design: The Vietnam Memorial
Fifth graders explore world history by analyzing the Vietnam Memorial design. For this architectural lesson, 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
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 CCSS: Adaptable