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Architectural Features

Main Core Tie

Interior Design 2
Strand 2 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 90 minutes each




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


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: 08/09/2012
Updated: 02/05/2018