Architecture - Grade 3 Visual Arts - Instructional Unit 1

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Enhanced and Updated - March 31, 2014 - This updated instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap of teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit.

This unit is referenced in this integrated (Social Studies/Visual Arts) unit: State Your Claim with an Architectural Twist.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • How does architecture influence the human experience? (VA09-GR.3-S.1-GLE.1,2) and (VA09-GR.3-S.2-GLE.2-EO.b) and (VA09-GR.3-S.4-GLE.1,2)
  • How does the human experience influence architecture?
  • How does the environment influence architecture?

Concepts: Proportion, Composition, Materials, Order/Form, Expressive Features and Characteristics, Environment, Architecture, Repetition, Function, Design, Space, Balance, Aesthetics