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You can start off this sand castle art project by previewing the included architectural vocabulary. Learners explore images, the web, and books that show both sand castles and architectural design. They then get creative and make their own sand castles out of modeling clay. This would be a great project for an afterschool or summer program.
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. While working the learners use a rubric to assess their web site.
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. This would be a wonderful activity to pair with a field trip!
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.