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Biomimicry, Nature: Architecture of the Future
Students explore the relationship between nature and architecture. In this cross curriculum history, culture, and architecture lesson plan, students observe and discuss structures visible in nature. Students view websites in which Native American and other homes of the past are illustrated, and make connections between the climate, geographical features, materials and design of the homes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 36 Downloads
Students explore the Parthenon. In this lesson on Greek Architecture, students view a video on classical architecture, then split into groups to research assigned architectural elements such as capitals, columns and floors. They then present their research to the class.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 64 Downloads
Have your class construct their own architectural letter. This art project focuses on architecture, or the art of building. You can connect this activity to a biography activity. Your class can decorate their initial to reflect their personalities.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 41 Downloads
Architecture Through the Ages
Students use art and mathematics to learn about the art of architecture, while studying four well-known structures around the world. Students create three-dimensional pieces of art similar to those they are studying in the unit.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 31 Downloads
Connecting the Dots? Geometry and Architecture
Pupils examine the connection between geometry and architecture. In this geometry and architecture lesson, students view a video which details a geometry class design project. Pupils then use the Internet in a scavenger hunt to find architecture and geometry terms.
9th - 12th Math 16 Views 29 Downloads
Opening Lesson Architecture
Students consider the impact of architecture around the world. In this introductory architecture lesson, students view a sideshow of historic structures and create their own architectural structures using the listed art supplies.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 20 Downloads
Students examine Gothic architecture. For this architecture lesson, students view a slide show of Gothic structures and attributes. Students then research the symbolism in Gothic churches. As a culminating activity students write reflections of the Gothic architecture.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 35 Downloads
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Landscape Architecture
In this boy scout merit badge: landscape architecture worksheet, student research the topic with the websites listed, answer 6 detailed questions about related careers, job description, education and qualifications, then perform specific tasks in the field.
8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 7 Downloads
City Architecture at Night
Students research the social, economic, and architectural characteristics that distinguish different cultures and civilizations in two different cities of the world. They prepare a comparative pictorial and written report on the two locations.
1st - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 illustration of a house.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
Greek Architecture in Washington DC
Third graders examine Greek architecture in Washington, DC. In this Greek architecture lesson, 3rd graders view pictures from the Library of Congress and Google images. Students note the characteristics of the style find examples of it in other areas of our world.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads
Greece and Rome Architecture Reflected in Federal Buildings Thinking Routine
Compare ancient and modern architecture by asking your historians to view photographs or slides of Roman and Greek architecture. They will complete a 3 circle Venn diagram labeled "Ancient Greece," "Rome," and "Modern Day United States," then write reflections about how the diagram illustrates how the United States architecture is modeled after great civilizations with similar ideals.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 107 Downloads
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
Architecture: Homes All Around
Young scholars listen to a book, "This is My House" and sing a song to the tune of Home on the Range. They use the internet to view examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. Students take pictures of architectural details of their homes or communities and use these as a basis for a writing assignment.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 40 Downloads
Career Exploration: Architecture
High schoolers study geometric figures that are apparent in local architecture. They sketch these geometric shapes, scan the drawings, and include them in a final web page which they design. Also, working in a small groups or individually, they design a building with the shapes they identified which is included on their web page.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 43 Downloads
Architecture of Ancient Civilizations
Students study the different styles and innovations of building in ancient cultures. They identify significant features of each civilization and choose an ancient civilization architectural style to draw a two point perspective building.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 67 Downloads