Lesson Plans

The lessons combine individual and group activities. Within each lesson, Michigan core curriculum standards are noted, and a vocabulary and illustrations are provided. References to basic architectural principles are listed. Lessons can be adapted to your school’s needs and interests, and your input and insights are encouraged to refine and improve the curriculum guide.

 

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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Additional Contributors
Introduction
Users Guide
Scope and Sequence - Lesson Plans
Principles of Architecture

GEOMETRIC SHAPES
STREETSCAPES
NEIGHBORHOOD WALKS
PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS
BUILDING BLOCK TOWN
ACTING OUT STRUCTURES
HUMAN PROPORTIONS
DRAW YOUR ROOM FROM MEMORY
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE?
PICTURE YOUR OWN HOME - PART 1.
PICTURE YOUR OWN HOME - PART 2
PICTURE YOUR OWN HOME - PART 3

SENSORY EXPLORATION
VISUALIZATION SKILLS
COLOR, LIGHT AND YOUR CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT
STRUCTURES .
DRAW YOUR HOME FROM MEMORY
EARTH FRIENDLY
STREETSCAPES
PROPORTIONS AND SCALE - TWO DIMENSIONAL
PROPORTIONS AND SCALE - THREE DIMENSIONAL (PART 1)
PROPORTIONS AND SCALE - THREE DIMENSIONAL (PART 2)

ANIMAL HOUSES
MAN-MADE STRUCTURES
STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS
MEASURING
MEASURING AND DRAWING YOUR CLASSROOM
SENSORY ASPECTS OF YOUR CLASSROOM
BUILDING TYPES
RECIPE FOR A CITY - PART 1
RECIPE FOR A CITY - PART 2
RECIPE FOR A CITY - PART 3

METRIC SYSTEM
ANTHROPOMORPHIC BUILDINGS
DIFFERENT KINDS OF HOMES
HOUSE MATERIALS
HOUSE LINKAGES
HOW WE USE OUR HOME
DRAW YOUR HOME
DESIGN YOUR OWN HOME - PART 1
DESIGN YOUR OWN HOME - PART 2
DESIGN YOUR OWN HOME - PART 3

WHAT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD?
GUIDED NEIGHBORHOOD WALK
BUILDING TYPES
BUILDING TYPES AND AESTHETICS
NEIGHBORHOOD LANDMARKS
NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVITIES
ECOLOGY & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
DESIGN A COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD - PART 1
DESIGN A COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD - PART 2
DESIGN A COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD - PART 3

HISTORY OF CITIES
POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF A CITY
CITY PLANNING
INFRASTRUCTURE
PRESERVATION
BUILDING MATERIALS
OUR ENVIRONMENT
DESIGN A CITY - PART 1
DESIGN A CITY - PART 2
DESIGN A CITY - PART 3

Architectural Priciples:
Visual relationships are determined by light, shadow, edges and contrast.


Design is experienced with human sensory perception.
 

Design is accomplished by composing the physical characteristics of size, shape,
texture, proportion, scale, mass and color.
 

Architecture satisfies emotional and spiritual needs in addition to physical needs.

 

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