Primary Structural Forms: Post and Beam
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Students examine the three primary structural forms of architecture. They view photos, take a walking tour of their community, conduct strength tests of post, beam, and arch construction, and analyze the test results.
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Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition: Corridos
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