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Third Grade Lesson Four

Form follows function is a design approach where the form of the building is determined by the function of its spaces and its parts.

Nature is a model for architectural forms and shapes.

Symbolism is an important means of visual communication for architecture.

Sustainable design of the built environment protects the natural environment.

Social structure, culture and the built environment have a direct influence on one another.

Climate and the natural environment influence design decisions.

Architecture satisfies emotional and spiritual needs in addition to physical needs.

Past, current and future technologies influence design decisions.

MATERIALS

  • 1.

    Images of different types of structures (included): Adobe/Clay homes – Desert regions Huts (vines, leaves, trees) – Rainforest regions Igloos – Arctic regions Log cabins/Lumber homes – Deciduous forest regions Stone house (quarried) - Area with rock deposits

  • 2.

    “Sample Housing Region Chart” and “Examples of Sub-Categories” (included)

    • make copies for each student

1. Adobe

4. Desert

2. Arctic

5. Quarried

3. Deciduous

6. Rainforest

VOCABuLARy (See glossary for definitions)

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