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Landscape Architects: Working with Indirect Measurement

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Working as a landscape architect, your designers calculate the measurement of the school flagpole as a guide to picking the right trees for their plan. Using indirect measurement with proportions, the goal is to calculate how high they...
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Junior Architect - Enrichment 21.2

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Here is a challenge for those who have grasped the concept of unit cube volume. An odd-shaped building is drawn on the top of the page for junior architects to analyze. They have to determine how many stories tall the building is, and...
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Architects in Action

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Hands-on and real-world applications are great ways to teach mathematical concepts. Creative thinkers examine how ratios are used to create scale models of buildings and structures. They practice working with ratios by looking at a map...
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Meet the Architects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the architects of the Renaissance. In this architecture lesson, students research the lives and accomplishments of Brunelleschi, Bramante, Michelangelo, de Vinci, and Raphael. Students present their findings to their...
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Junior Architects of America

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create entries for the Architects of America contest, including a model of a futuristic structure, blueprints, a list of all plane and solid shapes in the structure, a persuasive argument paper that describes why the structure...
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The Architect Of The Battle of the Somme - Douglas Haig

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What happened when old strategies of war met new, advanced World War I weapons? Scholars investigate the Battle of the Somme in the 16th lesson of a 32-part unit on the Great War. Watching a short video clip, they analyze the strategy of...
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The Architect Of The Battle of the Somme - Douglas Haig

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Douglas Haig, the British Field marshal during World War I, was known as both a national hero and butcher. His decisions directly led to the large numbers of deaths in the trenches, but Haig was driven by the quest for a great victory...
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Architects and Engineers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine the roles of architects and engineers. In this engineering instructional activity, students design a parking garage based on a descriptive scenario.  Learners compare how architects and engineers work together on...
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Junior Architects

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What could be more fun than designing a clubhouse? Uppe graders explore linear measurement, scale drawings, and perimeter and area as they deign their clubhouses. They identify, compare and analyze the attributes of two- and...
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Activity Plan 5-6: Architects at Work

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students build on what they know to make new discoveries. In this early childhood lesson plan, students engage in a block-building activity to develop language, math, and fine-motor skills.
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The 30-Minute Kennywood Architect

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Kennywood architect worksheet, students tour a site of Lost Kennywood and complete a variety of worksheets including reading a site plan, drawing three architectural sketches and drawing a picture of building they would like to...
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Designing for the Future

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze the architecture of the United Architects and Ken Yeang. In this architecture analysis lesson, students explore architecture design for its sustainability, safety, and purpose. Students write an article about one of the...
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Writing the Essay

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Relate the structure of the essay to the structure of a building. The class compares an essay to a building, with the writer being the architect, the introduction being the foundation, and so on. They use the visual representation of a...
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Building a Skyscraper

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
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Building a Skyscraper

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The construction of skyscrapers is no simple undertaking, involving the careful coordination and planning of many different people. The third activity in this series explores this detailed process by first teaching children about the...
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Resurrecting a Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Davina Pardo's documentary Minka asks viewers to consider that value of preserving traditional dwellings and traditional building techniques by examining how American journalist John Roderick and Japanese architect Yoshihiro Takishita...
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Art/Architecture - Andrea Palladio

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The design principles of 16th Century Italian architect Andrea Palladio are the focus of an episode in the "Art/Architecture" School of Life playlist. The narrator points out how Palladio's belief that the purpose of architecture was to...
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Beavers Are Genius

For Teachers 4th - 12th
In the Rocky Mountains, you'll find nature's very own architects and engineers: beavers. They work hard to build dams, shelters, and food storage. Watch how they prepare for the winter's freeze.
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Retrofitting Suburbia

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An award-winning architect speaks about the need to rehabilitate underused parking lots, past-their-prime shopping malls, and other structures. She gets us to take a look at successful retrofits and proposes plans to give others a...
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The Twits - The Monkeys Escape

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Houses come in all shapes and sizes, but not all houses are safe from Mr. and Mrs. Twit. The 10th lesson plan in a unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl turns learners into architects. While designing houses for the monkeys,...
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Engineer Webelos Activity Workbook

For Students 4th - 8th
In this engineering worksheet, students speak with an engineer, surveyor, or architect in their area about the various occupations in engineering and create a list that explains each. They also draw a floor plan of their home and three...
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Out of the Box

For Teachers K - 5th
Students think creatively.  In this out of the box lesson, students explore the Frederic C. Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum, examining the work of architect Daniel Libeskind and his team.  Students discover structural shapes...
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St. Augustine's Historical Landmarks

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Architect Julia Morgan suggested that buildings should speak for themselves. Louis Sullivan believed that a building's form should suggest its function. Middle schoolers investigate historic buildings and share what they have learned...
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Practical Applications of Fractions, Percents, and Decimals

For Teachers 5th Standards
Young architects are prompted to design a playground in assigned groups. Using a 10 x 10 grid. Your fifth graders will apply their knowledge of fractions, percents, and decimals to the real-world task of designing a playground. Students...

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