For gifted and talented students grades 5-7
This Duke TIP interdisciplinary curriculum for gifted elementary and middle school students provides differentiated lessons that explore architecture from both ancient and modern times, teaching students how to use the built environment as a lens for understanding different cultures. Students will journey through civilization’s greatest architectural achievements with hands-on activities while exploring and practicing basic architectural skills. They will be challenged through Google Earth mapping; sketching, drawing, and diagramming; cutting with design tools; and creating in Google Sketchup. Students test various architectural design and physics concepts using egg drops, cardboard modeling, tower building, and concrete casts, and learn to appreciate buildings from across time and around the globe. This course is ideal for any student interested in history, architecture, civilizations, design, building, physics, or engineering. Teachers will have excellent tips for teaching challenging architectural concepts and skills to gifted students.
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Head to the TIP Curriculum Vault to view all 10 lessons of Architecture.