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  ARCHITECTURE LESSON PLANS
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Lessons are always adaptable.

ARCHITECTURE IS ELEMENTARY Gr. 3-8
Students will learn the four orders of architecture: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite with this fun lesson from educator Sara Gagliano. read more

CITY BLOCK PAINTING Gr. 3-8
Students will use lines of all kinds to create a painting of a city block using tempera paint. From: Emily Coffey. read more
(Section: Painting)

MY PET HOUSE Gr. 3-5
Students will create a paper house for their pet. From Nicolett Pretorius. read more

YOUR STATE'S ARCHITECTURAL SCRAPBOOK Gr. 6-8
Students will learn about architectural styles and terms. From Beth Elzinga. read more


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Young Architect Construction Set
Just like professional architects, kids can imagine and draw floor plans, trace furniture onto their plans, and build a detailed 3-D model. This reusable set provides countless hours of fun while promoting design skills. 134-piece set includes drafting paper, room templates, furniture tracing guides, and more.


MORE ARCHITECTURE - External Links
Further resources/ideas to help you teach architecture to your students.
Note: the following links will take you outside of the KinderArt network.

archKIDecture
archKIDecture is an independent architecture education project that encourages children to explore and participate in the built environment.

Amazing Skyscrapers
A lesson plan that teaches children some of the building basics used by engineers and architects to design some of the world’s largest skyscrapers.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Architecture: Colors
by Michael J. Crosbie, Steve Rosenthal
Double-page spreads feature an architectural element of a particular color on one side and the name of the color spelled out on the other.


Architecture: Shapes
by by Michael J. Crosbie, Steve Rosenthal
Double-page spreads feature a geometric shape on one side and a related architectural element on the other.