Third Grade ◆ Lesson Six
Design is experienced through human sensory perception.
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.
Room/Activity Chart (included) - make two copies for each student
Blackboard or whiteboard
5. Dining room
8. Living room
VOCABuLARy (See glossary for definitions)
A. 1. Begin with a discussion of some early inhabitants of the region where the students live. Ask the students what they know about these people. Were some of them forest or cave dwellers? Who were the early settlers of the region?
Did Native Americans live in the region?
Introduce the differences between a tribe and a family.
Why were some people nomadic (moving according to the season and weather changes or following herds for hunting)?
Ask how people used their homes. Discuss hut, lean-to, teepee, cave, pueblo or other regionally based early forms of shelter that can be visualized by the students.
Was there a kitchen? Bathroom? Bedrooms?
The fire area was the center or focal point of early shelter. It provided warmth and nourishment.