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Housing Styles Portfolio

Main Core Tie

Interior Design 2
Strand 2 Standard 1

Time Frame

2 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size



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This lesson will help students identify and recognize the different housing styles and their architectural time periods.


Students can use magazines to find pictures of each architectural style or they may use a websearch site on the computer. My students used the Google website to search for images. They will also need a folder or 3-ring binder to put the finished project in.

Background for Teachers

Teachers should have prior knowledge of the different architectural/housing styles from the seventeeth century through the twentieth century.

Student Prior Knowledge

Students should have basic knowledge of the different housing styles and their distinguishing features.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will able to recognize and identify different architectural/housing styles and the features that make up each style.

Instructional Procedures

Each student will be given a list of the architectural/housing styles that are required for the portfolio. Explain to the students that they will need to find a clear picture of each style. They will have a separate page for each style. Each page will have a title, a picture, and a list of the style's distinguishing features. Each student is responsible for knowing and finding the distinguishing features for each style. Their textbooks are excellent sources (We used Homes: Today and Tomorrow. They will also need to have a dividing section page that designates the time period for each group of housing styles. Allow them to be creative in their page design using colored pages, color print, and fancy fonts. The more creative the better.

Assessment Plan

Use the attached assessment sheet to score projects.

Created: 06/23/2005
Updated: 01/19/2023