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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
Shape Up or Ship Out
Explore the use of solid figures in architecture with your early builders. Help learners identify and name solid three-dimensional shapes. They then work in groups to plan and construct an original model home using blocks. This is a really nice lesson.
K - 2nd Math 23 Views 266 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Traders of the Lost Art
Learners work in small groups to investigate a variety of art and architecture forms common during the Old Kingdom epoch in Ancient Egypt. Learners then evaluate how these art forms reflect a culture's beliefs and values. And, finally, groups do research on an assigned art form and create an example.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 340 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
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 10 Views 44 Downloads
Architecture on Ice: The Challenge of Building on Permafrost
Students identify the problems associated with building a structure on permafrost. In this physical science lesson, students investigate how heat and pressure affect the rate of ice melting. They read an article about traditional housing and write an essay that explains why the permafrost underneath the structures did not thaw.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 20 Downloads
Dream Building: Frank Lloyd Wright 1867 – 1959
As a part of an architecture unit, 10th graders research and draw a building's exterior. They view images of buildings Frank Lloyd Wright has designed, attend lecture, conduct research on architectural design, and then draw an exterior for a dream building.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 11 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 10 Views 110 Downloads
"Construction Work" Art Activity
Learners explore architectural styles and define architectural terms. They construct a building using various architectural elements, and display their buildings, identifying each of the architectural components they used.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 30 Downloads
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 plan 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 3 Views 3 Downloads
Building Big and Strong
Middle and high schoolers explore the concepts of architectural rigidity. They analyze a variety of polygons, and explain why some shapes add more strength to structures than others. The PBS video, "Building Big," is utilized in this plan.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 13 Downloads
Behind Closed Doors
Students explore different types of doors from an artistic point of view. In this creative thinking lesson, students look at different types of architectural doors and doorways and analyze them. They create a project of a door as a barrier between two worlds.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 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
Greek Architecture in Washington DC
Third graders examine Greek architecture in Washington, DC. In this Greek architecture activity, 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 32 Downloads
Arkansas Architectural Styles
Pupils investigate the various architectural styles of Arkansas. They read a handout, complete a worksheet, view images of architectural styles, and take photos and write descriptions of five style elements they observe in their neighborhood.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 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
Roman Art, Architecture, and Engineering
There is no better tool to help you explain art or architecture than an image-filled slide show. Classic Greek art, architecture, and engineering are all described with excellent visual examples and text which defines each form by its characteristics.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 24 Downloads