LESSONS & PROJECTS

CURRICULA FOR ARCHITECTURE FOR KIDS

These have been developed by various teachers and architects across the US. They get to be sort of repetitive, but there are gems in each one:

  1. About Angkor Wat: Architecture of Cambodia is a great full program and lesson plan designed by the National Endowment for the Humanities
  2. CUBE lesson plans from Kansas City.
  3. Architecture: It’s Elementary! by the AIA of Michigan and the Michigan Architecture Foundation
  4. KinderArt – curricula for elementary kids.
  5. Fantastic Pinterest collection of idea for kids.
  6. KidsThinkDesign has a good architecture section.
  7. A Barbie Architect Doll workshop designed by the AIA.
  8. Learning By Design by the Boston Society of Architects, which is mostly a list
    of programs that they offer but there might be some new ideas for you
  9. List of lesson plans from The Skyscraper Museum
  10. Building Big on PBS

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PROJECTS ABOUT ARCHITECTURE FOR KIDS

Make a GEODESIC DOME

Make a SANDCASTLE

Build a TOOTHPICK STRUCTURE

Draw a FLOORPLAN

Build a FANTASTIC CARDBOARD HOUSE

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WRITINGS ABOUT KIDS LEARNING THROUGH ARCHITECTURE

1. The archKIDecture Build IT! Exhibit Project by Julie Cowan in the Nexus Network Journal

This essay describes how an interactive exhibit supports learning a myriad of concepts written by …well, by us.

2. Kids/Block/Learning by Patricia Gaffney Ansel at the Yale-New Have Teachers Institute

This essay provides an excellent defense of why all kids should use building blocks. Blocks of any sort are excellent self activity that can teach kids any number of skills.

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CLASSES & PROGRAMS ABOUT ARCHITECTURE + KIDS

New York
The Skyscraper Museum has exhibits and programs for families
http://www.skyscraper.org/WHAT’S_UP/family_programs.htm

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OTHER WEB LINKS ABOUT ARCHITECTURE + KIDS

Want to be an Architect? A website to explain why it might be interesting to choose this career.

Architecture Wordlist

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