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Slender Tower Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Looking for an engineering project that will tower above the rest? Try a design experiment that has built-in fun! Groups examine a variety of skyscraper designs, then compete to create their own slender towers. The teacher's guide is...
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Parallel Lines Cut By a Transversal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Perhaps planning a city isn't so difficult after all. Scholars first perform geometric constructions and investigate how parallel lines are useful in real-world situations. They then work on a city design project, drawing street maps,...
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Architecture: It's Elementary!—Fifth Grade

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
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Changes in a City Over Time

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Investigate the growth and development of New York City with the final lesson in this four-part series on skyscrapers. Learners first explore the concept of urban growth by looking closely at a series of three paintings made of Wall...
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What is Public Use?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore the Fifth Amendment by examining the meaning of "public use" as learners read a scenario and role play their assigned parts to determine "public use." They also read Supreme Court Cases regarding the amendment and present their...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Brazil's population has been changing dramatically in the last century. Study the causes of Brazilian urbanization, including industrialization and and migration, and the implications for the country of the populations'...
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Valentine City

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students construct a small city on a table in the classroom. Each student is given a lot to develop. They give directions from one location to another, and write letters with correct addresses to their classmates.
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Chicago: Choices and Changes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Chicago, a city that is ever changing. A thought-provoking lesson, geared toward third-grade social studies, explains how the city of Chicago has changed over time. It discusses important leaders to the founding of the city, like Daniel...
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Birmingham: The Magic City

For Teachers 4th
Why is Birmingham known as the magic city? A comprehensive lesson plan provides hands-on activities, group discussion, and writing exercises to teach young historians about the importance of the city of Birmingham. Scholars learn the...
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Build a City of the Future!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Tap into your pupils' imagination by asking them to design futuristic, ideal cities. They must discuss and take scale and size into account, looking at some model pieces of art for inspiration and analysis. The final product for each...
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Sim's Cities

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate city management and government by creating a fictional city in groups.  In this civics lesson, students create rules and a mascot for their fictitious city which they create from poster board cubes.  Students create...
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Create the Ideal City

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the significance of city planning. They analyze maps, develop a crossword puzzle using vocabulary terms, and create a diagram of an ideal city and describe the features that make it healthy for the economy, the...
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Pile 'em High?

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students explore the concept of architectural heritage. In this architecture lesson, students visit selected websites to compare and contrast the architectural features in world cities.
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The Cost of Community Services

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners identify the types of services provided to citizens by local government and evaluate tax revenue versus the costs of delivering these services to developments. They evaluate the advantages of spatial relations to delivery of...
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Urban Sprawl

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Urban Sprawl worksheet, students complete passages by filling in missing words and phrases without using a word bank.
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Paper Architecture - Designing Human Spaces

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars design, then construct an architectural structural model of a two-person dwelling. Then, Students, in groups, plan a city layout.
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Growth of a City

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Young scholars discuss the needs of any city. They view and analyze a 1923 aerial picture of Beverly Hills and discuss possible needs for the city. They draw in facilities to meet the needs they have listed and then compare these needs...
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Main Street Through the Years

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore community by participating in class map activities. In this city planning lesson, students discuss the concept of a "Main Street" and how they were used to tie their community together. Students complete a "Maps Over...
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Create-A-Town Simulation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students design and construct a model town. In this community lesson, students will collaboratively build a small town from construction paper and toys.
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Growth in A City Neighborhood

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take the "role" of city planner. They overlay a map of one area of the city in the past, present, and projected future project. Students discuss reasons for selecting the special features of the area. The lesson refers...
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Monitoring Urban Sprawl

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders predict population and urban sprawl in a city for future planning. They interview classmates for survey information and discuss the community of High Point, NC and what changes mean to its citizens and city planners.
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Social Studies: Towne Planning in Tidewater

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discover how European values dominated colonial life. They also examine the effects of slavery in the Americas. Students compare the planning of their home town with that of colonial Williamsburg. They locate key sites...
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Progressive City Planners

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars plan cities. For this environmental racism lesson, students design imaginary cities taking into consideration the amenities and environmental hazards that exist. Young scholars discuss city planning challenges.
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Creating a Job Community

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students design their own job communities. In this art and career exploration activity, students are placed into groups to create models of business areas based on job types.