Wednesday, December 16, 2015

First Grade Whoville Architecture

First graders are studying architecture. We looked at many types of architecture and compared and contrasted them with a friend. We looked architecture that is old & new, fancy and basic, homes and castles, bridges and sculptures, famous and everyday. Students each received an image of one of these constructions and after discussing with a friend the similarities and differences, we chose to put them in one of four areas on the board: 

1. I would love to LIVE here. 
2. This is the most FUN place! 
3. I would NEVER want to visit here. 
4. This is the most strange and UNIQUE place. 

Then we discussed the reasons why students chose what they did! It was so fun to hear their answers!

We expanded our thinking with this worksheet for the backs of our artworks.

We read "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and looked at the architecture of the cities. We next designed our own Who Architecture and even added a Grinch peeking in on the town! Thank you to where you can find the creator of this cute lesson!

Learning Goals:
*I can describe what an architect does
* I can compare and contrast different types of architecture
* I can talk about why people would want various types of architecture
* I can describe what an illustrator does (like in the book "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and design Whoville architecture.