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Re: [teacherartexchange] Greek and Roman Architecture and Today


From: Peggy Woolsey (eoolspeg_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2012 - 09:36:19 PST

Another factor to consider in designing structures is environmental
concerns. Having students research green roofs, water use, earth-
friendly materials, etc. adds a lot of thinking to architecture.
Again, so much is now available on line under green architecture. I
once had a printmaking class design tree houses to print. They learned
a lot about trees as well as structures.

On 8-Mar-12, at 12:31 PM, sarah k wrote:

> My seventh grade students are currently studying Ancient Greece and
> Rome. I would like to complete an architecture lesson focused on the
> influence of the style on buildings in the U.S. I plan to take the
> students through a "photo tour" of our city then ask them to design a
> new building for the city that includes aspects of Greek and/or Roman
> architecture.
> Does anyone have suggestions for materials to complete this activity
> (watercolor, pen and ink, pencil) or suggestions for resources for me
> to check out before presenting the background information to the
> students? I have never taught architecture or Greek or Roman art, but
> both are a part of the curriculum at my new school.
> Feel free to email me off the list.
> Thank you!
> Sarah Kerns
> Quincy, MA
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