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Fifth graders explore various styles of architecture. They work together to create a town with clay buildings that come together in order to form this small town. They discuss maps, layouts, and the structure of buildings.
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City Streets: A Fold-up of a Street Lined with Buildings
After walking in a nearby neighborhood, have your class create this amazing city street pop-up. They study the facades of the buildings they see, focusing on geometric line, shape, and architecture. They then draw, cut, and create a city...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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,"...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Architectural Relief Tiles
Students observe the design of buildings, either first-hand within their communities or with photographs. The design relief tiles representing buildings studied and use the vocabulary of design elements and construction materials used in...
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Artists, Architects, and Architecture
The study of art and architecture are the focus of this series of lessons. The images of Robert Harris are used in the lessons as examples for youngsters to looks at. A study of architecture in different time periods ensues, then...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts