Third Grade ◆ Lesson Eight
Aesthetics is the artistic component of architecture.
Architecture satisfies emotional and spiritual needs in addition to physical needs.
Past, current and future technologies influence design decisions.
“My Building Program” chart (included). Make one copy for each student.
Student floor plan made in Lesson No. 7
VOCABuLARy (See glossary for definitions)
A. Each student should have the floor plan he/she drew of his/her own home in Lesson No. 7 to use as reference for this activity. Tell the students they will have an opportunity to design their own new home, and that the word “design” means to create from their own imagination. Tell them they can imagine the type of home they would like to have. It can be very different from their home now, or it may be similar. The floor plan of their current home will help remind them of some of the rooms that a home needs.