This Duke TIP interdisciplinary curriculum for gifted elementary and middle school students explores architecture from both ancient and modern times, teaching students how to use the built environment as a lens for understanding different cultures.
The Duke TIP Curriculum Vault provides our legacy curriculum for gifted students from the last decade. Guided by core principles foundational to gifted education, teachers will find usable materials such as multimedia videos and text resources for direct instruction as well as prompts and rubrics for open-ended projects suitable to gifted students.
Please adapt and share as needed in your classroom and within your school.
A couple of important notes before you begin your exploration:
- Because courses were originally designed for students’ independent study, language refers to “mentors,” which you should read as “teacher.”
- Course readers and other supplementary texts (such as novels) are not included with the curriculum. However, most materials can be found via library or Internet research, while some can be replaced with comparable material available to an individual educator.
- Hyperlinks are no longer actively curated. If you find a broken link, please use the content or context of the page to find a related link via your own search.
- Duke TIP does not support or update this curriculum.