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Architectural Features

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.


This lesson will help students identify basic architectural terms and features.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Interior Design II
Strand 2 Standard 1

Explain basic terms and identify illustrations of architectural features and styles.

Architectural Features Handout

Mechanical Pencils

Sidewalk Chalk

Copies of Handout Key (if needed)


Background For Teachers:
Please review the PowerPoint in advance. All photos are either taken by me or public domain. Update if necessary. Also review the handout key.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to identify basic architectural terms and features

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Distribute Architectural Features handout to each student. Provide pencils if needed.
  2. Present PowerPoint as students write definitions and sketch architectural features.
  3. Take class outside and give each student a few pieces of sidewalk chalk.
  4. Have students sketch and label architectural features of the school building or neighboring houses.

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Print out a few copies of the teacher key for students that have difficulty understanding language, taking notes quickly or sketching. They may take the key home to complete their handout, whether it is completing the notes or tracing the features.


Created Date :
Aug 09 2012 12:59 PM

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