YOUR STATE'S ARCHITECTURAL SCRAPBOOK
Level: Middle School
Grades: 6-8 | Age: 11-14 | Written by: Beth Elzinga
After studying the history of their state's (or province, or country)'s most common architectural styles, students will make a scrapbook of their findings.
What You Need:
- Identification: Students will, learn about architectural styles and terms.
- Historical: Students will discover some of the history of their community/state/country.
- Creation: Students will create a scrapbook of their findings.
- Appreciation: Students will learn to appreciate the architecture styles found within their community.
What You Do:
- Style guide of your states most common architectural styles (Find this information at the local library)
- Options of: Camera, Drawing utensils, Folders, Construction paper, Glue, Scissors
- After studying the history of the state's most common architectural styles, students are asked to gather together pictures that they think would represent each of the styles.
- This could be done by actually going out into the community and taking pictures, hand sketching or both. They are then asked to put them into a scrapbook and label the different architectural parts on each house (column, fan light, transom lights...etc.).
- Their scrapbooks can be made out of folder or construction paper.
- To go one step further, they can research the individual houses' history.
- Students might be amazed at how much history there is in their cities/towns.
- Discuss the findings. Did your students find what they were looking for? Were the findings as they expected?
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.
by by Michael J. Crosbie, Steve Rosenthal
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