Landscape Design Teacher Resources
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Students examine the needs of their community for public space and determine the solutions to math problems related to planning landscape designs. They read and discuss an article from the New York Times, create their own designs for a community space in small groups, and present their plans to the class.
6th - 12th Math 14 Views 50 Downloads
Landscape Garden Makeover
A project-based learning plan focuses on landscapes in the community. After identifying problems, such as dead trees or misplaced automatic sprinklers, learners design solutions, contact local organizations to fix the problems, and do all the necessary work to correct the problems.
9th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 64 Downloads
Albert Bierstadt is a highly celebrated artist who was able to capture the beauty of the American landscape. The class will first learn how Bierstadt explored America during the 1800s and painted the majestic countryside. Then, they will take three days to recreate an American landscape using paint, crayons, magazines, and a huge canvas to capture their town as they see it.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 2 Downloads
Mixed Media Landscape Design
Seventh graders create mixed media representations of landscape designs in Africa and Asia. The lesson is great for cross-curricular projects with the Social Sciences and/or Literature, or can be used as a self-contained project. Rubric is included
7th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 7 Downloads
If It Smells Good, Is Edible, and Attracts Wildlife, Then It's a Practical Garden
Students explore landscape design. In this practical gardening lesson, students design landscape plans that call for shrubs, trees, and plants that can be used for aesthetics, cooking, and wildlife.
10th - 12th Science 10 Views 22 Downloads
Washington Irving in Context
High schoolers examine the various roles Washington Irving had in his lifetime. Examining the situation in Europe and the United States, they are encouraged to relate Irving's experiences to different events. They examine themselves in many ways as well.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Arizona Grown Specialty Crop Lesson Plan: Where Do They Go?
Students explore biotic and abiotic factors in landscape design. In this landscaping lesson, students create 3-dimensional models that represent landscape designs taking into consideration climate and planting requirements.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Native Planting for the Built or Green Environment
High schoolers identify the terms used in naturescaping. They identify how to plant, how to do site preparation and how to develop a plan. Students explore the benefits of naturescaping for the health of the environment. They also investigate between traditional landscaping and naturescaping.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 23 Downloads
Droplets and Downpours
Students explore how storm water flows through different habitats by sketching the slope of their yard, compare runoff for erosion, and create a sand castle. In this storm water lesson plan, students measure where their yard started and where it is today.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Landscaping And Urban Forestry - Lesson 4 (Grades 8-9)
Students discuss reasons to plant trees and the best locations for cooling. They study two homes and identify types and locations of trees and determine the placement of the central air conditioners. The class plans a landscape design for the school.
8th - 9th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Wild Animal Science
Students discover how environmental factors impact the survival of a population. In this landscape design lesson, students create a new animal and discuss the relationship between the animal and its environment before creating a habitat for their animal.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Landscaping with Ornamental Herbaceous Plants
Inspire and educate aspiring horticulturists with this presentation on ornamental herbaceous plants. Quality photographs of beautifully landscaped gardens or colorful perennials adorn each slide. Viewers learn to consider the purpose for the garden, types of plants to include, and how to create an overall effect.
11th - Higher Ed Science 17 Views 12 Downloads
What is Art?
Students become familiar with the art and architecture and history of the Chicago World's Fair. In this public arts project lesson, students compare and contrast fine art and public art through a study of the exhibits at the Chicago World's Fair.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 92 Downloads
If you teach basic botany or a landscape design course, this presentation is practically perfect. Begin with classification and nomenclature methods and move into the characteristics of leaves that make plant identification possible: leaf type, arrangement, venation, shape, and margin.
9th - Higher Ed Science 60 Views 74 Downloads
Tell Me About It: What is Design?
Students create and present an original design. In this visual arts lesson plan, students watch a video about design and learn the elements of design. Then students work in groups to construct and present an original design.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 41 Views 60 Downloads
Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, Bulbs and . . . Shrubs
Viewers are introduced to the differences among annual, biennial, and perennial plants. Several plant guides are recommended.The authors focus on important considerations for designing a garden: light, heat, soil, water drainage, and wind. They instruct on mulching and choosing plants.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Designing a Rain Garden
Now it's time for all of the data collected in previous lessons to be applied to the design of a rain garden. This resource can only be used as part of the greater whole, since learners will need to rely on gathered knowledge in order to reliably make decisions about the garden's design.
3rd - 12th Science 12 Views 10 Downloads