Unit Length: 6 days Unit Value: 80 points
Grade Scale: C = 61 - 67 B = 68 - 73 A = 74 - 80
Note: 60 points maximum
may be accumulated in Basic Level. Items in bold will appear on
Unit Test. Items marked * do not require oral assessment.
The Tools of Architecture. Choose any 1.
(15) _____ 1. Use the glossary/dictionary and a partner to make flashcards of the important architectural terms and their definitions. Study them, present them to the teacher, and answer 5 correctly.
(15) _____ 2. Complete the Architecture Crossword Puzzle and be prepared to answer 5 questions from the sheet.
(15) _____ 3. Learn the important terms associated with architecture from the visual cards/CD. Answer 5 questions correctly when quizzed.
(15) _____ 4.
Lecture 1 – “The Tools of Architecture”. Answer 5 questions
The Evolution and Styles of Architecture. Choose 1.
(8) _____ 1. Lecture 2 – “The Evolution and Styles of Architecture”
(8) _____ 2. Learn
about important architectural styles from history from the visual
cards/CD. Answer 4 correctly when quizzed.
Important Architects and Buildings. Choose 1.
(12) _____ 1. Learn some important architects and their buildings from the visual cards/CD “Architects and Buildings”. Answer 4 correctly when quizzed.
(12) _____ 2. Lecture 3 – “Famous Architecture”
(<60) _____ 1. Complete any reading or combination of readings from the Architecture Reading Sheet. Be prepared to answer 3 questions per section. Notes may be taken and used.
(6) _____ 2. Lecture 4– “How to Be in a Building”. Answer 3 questions.
(8) _____ 3. Prepare yourself to identify the important architectural elements found in a modern building/structure by studying the Greek Temple on page 63 of the textbook. Your identification will incorporate the principles and vocabulary of the ancient Greeks (platform, colonnade, entablature, etc.)
(6) _____ 4. Watch the video “Hagia Sophia” (30 minutes) and be prepared to answer 3 questions. Notes may be taken and used.
(9) _____ 5. Watch the video “Greek Temples” (45 minutes) and be prepared to answer 3 questions. Notes may be taken and used.
(20) _____ 6. Research any 5 architectural styles and give a presentation (with visuals) that explains how a novice can recognize or distinguish those styles of building in the real world.
(20) _____ 7. Make a PowerPoint or Poster that identifies the important architectural elements found in a building of your choice. Slides/poster should include the name of the building and its location . Study your product and be prepared to answer 5 questions.
(x) _____ 8. Student designed activity with teacher approval.
Note: Due by final day of
*(15) _____ 1. Use clay or other medium to make a freestanding facsimile of one of the three
Greek orders of column. Accuracy, detail, effort will be evaluated.
*(30) _____ 2. Build a real arch. Must be at least 1 foot high, made of blocks, freestanding, and able to support weight. Any design except corbelled allowed.
*(15) _____ 3. Choose any 1 structure from history. Complete a formal analysis using the Architectural Analysis sheet.
*(20) _____ 4. Redesign the main office entrance of the Blue Mountain high school using your choice of architectural elements found on the Architectural Elements handout. Show and discuss your design with the teacher.
*(25) _____ 5. “Help the Blind to See” activity. Choose any 1 piece of famous architecture from around the world and construct a set of descriptions that would help people who have never seen the structure to visualize it. Your description should include materials used, shapes, sizes, locations, function, and any important engineering principles needed to develop a clear picture of what the structure looks like. Your description should enable the uninformed to draw an accurate picture of the structure.
Note: Due by final week
of Marking Period.
*(20) _____ 1. Use
the Web site www.architectstudio3d.org/AS3d
*(20) _____ 3. Answer the following question in a well-written essay of no more than 3 pages in length. Essay should be written from a third-person perspective, be of publishable quality, and answer the question “Which work of architecture should be considered the greatest of man’s achievements?” Use and document at least 3 reputable sources.
Day 1: Lecture 1 and assessment
Day 2: Lecture 2 and assessment
Day 3: Lecture 3 and assessment
Day 4: Lecture 4 and assessment
Day 5: Assessment
Day 6: Assessment