|4th Grade Architecture|
The fourth grade seminar student explores the field of architecture creating a way for student to further understand how man interacts with his environment. By studying and manipulating different forms of architecture, past and present, students reflect on the growth and development of civilization. Themes include the creation of the agrarian settlements, industrial communities and cities and the study of architectural elements of style, function, and geometry. This enriches the regular education social studies curriculum of the development of regions,specifically Pennsylvania. In addition, it connects directly with the math curriculum of geometry and scale. Language arts is extended through various writing activities and the major research component of the exploration of an architectural wonder in our world.
Our fourth graders are creating original maps of an agrarian settlement, and practicing planning skills by updating those maps to industrial settlements. As soon as the town histories are complete, these projects will be on display in the school hallways.