FURTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
A myriad of resources are available to assist in the creation of educational resources inspired by architecture and the built environment for every grade level. The websites, publications, and books listed below were instrumental in developing the Hammond Modern Lesson Plans and offer excellent resources for furthering creation of additional lesson plans centered on modern architecture.
Discover Design by the Chicago Architecture Foundation: Discover Design provides students and teachers with resources to teach the design process and unique problem-solving methods. Students can create accounts to share their projects and teachers can join the community to partner with their peers, teachers, and design professions to integrate architecture and design into a variety of curricula. Suitable for students 7 – 12th grade.
Architecture – It’s Elementary: Curriculum Guide for the Elementary Grades: Architecture – It’s Elementary provided by the Michigan Architectural Foundation provides 10 lesson plans for each elementary grade year from kindergarten through 5th grade. Suitable for students K – 5th grade.
ArchiTreks: ArchiTreks is a series of 1, 2, and 5 minute web segments produced by the Michigan Architectural Foundation and Detroit Public Television. While the episodes are shot in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan, ArchiTreks still does an excellent job of showing how architecture enriches life no matter where you live. Suitable for students K – 5th grade.
iExploreSTEM – Architecture Activities: iExplore STEM is a non-profit volunteer organization that encourages students of all ages to enjoy and appreciate science, technology, engineering, and math. The Architecture Activities section of the website is a collection of educational activities that display the ways that science, technology, engineering, and math come together to create works of architecture. Suitable for students K – 5th grade.
archKIDecture: archKIDecture was established in 1996 to encourage visual literacy and explain math, science and visual arts concepts through the medium of architecture. The site is an excellent resource for STEM learning, history lesson plans, and arts activities. Dozens of complete lesson plans and projects are available for use. Suitable for students K – 5th grade.
The ACE Mentor Program for American, Inc.: ACE, Architecture. Construction. Engineering. Mentorship Program engages and inspires high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. Practicing professionals and sponsors mentor young people who receive real world education. Students can be mentored by the New Orleans chapter. Suitable for students 9-12th grade.
KinderArt: KinderArt is an open source website that provides free art lesson plans for all grade levels from preschool to high school. Lesson plans are available by materials, technique, theme, season, etc. KinderArt also provides a variety of resources for educators hoping to integrate art and art history into their lesson plans. Art instruction goes hand in hand with incorporation of architecture into every day curricula. Suitable for students K-12th grade.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Art & Architecture Curriculum: The J. Paul Getty Museum, which also funds the world-renowned Getty Conservation Institute, provides a curriculum that explores architecture-inspired art. Lesson plans primarily focusing on classical architecture, landscape architecture, and art are provided from kindergarten to 12th grade. These lesson plans frequently incorporate writing and English language arts exercises. These lesson plans equip students with the Suitable for students K-12th grade.
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty. Suitable for students K-3rd grade.
Young Frank, Architect by Frank Viva. Suitable for students K-3rd grade.
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty. Suitable for students K-3rd grade.
The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond by Patrick Dillon; Illustrated by Stephen Biesty. Suitable for students K – 7th grade.
The Aspiring Architect: An Activity Book for Kids by Travis Kelly Wilson. Suitable for students 4th – 7th grade.
Cool Architecture: Filled with Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Simon Armstrong. Suitable for students 4th – 7th grade.
Steven Caney’s Ultimate Building Book by Steven Caney. Suitable for students 4th – 8th grade.
Under Every Roof: A Kid's Style and Field Guide to the Architecture of American Houses by Patricia Brown Glenn. Suitable for students 5th – 12th grade.
Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book by Steve Bowkett. Suitable for students 7th – 12th grade.
The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture by Carol Strickland. Suitable for students 9th – 12th grade.
A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised): The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture by Virginia Savage McAlester. Suitable for students 9th – 12th grade.