Unit Plan

Architecture: It's Elementary!—Fifth Grade

This Architecture: It's Elementary!—Fifth Grade unit plan also includes:

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 series will give your class a new appreciation for the communities they live in.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include this unit in an elementary STEAM program
  • Integrate these lessons into a social studies unit on the architecture of different civilizations
  • Give children the choice of completing the various activities independently or with a partner
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource includes images of architecture from the state of Michigan, but you can supplement images of buildings characteristic of your own region
  • Though designed for the fifth grade, these lessons can be used across the upper-elementary and middle school grades
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Background information is provided that supports teachers with implementing these lessons
  • Includes a script for a short play that models the urban planning process
  • Engages learners with hands-on design and construction activities
  • Key vocabulary is included with each lesson
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