Advanced Interior Design
Strand 4 Standard 4
1 class periods of 90 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
Learn about the Colonial period and complete an assignment on the colonial period.
1. Colonial power point presentation.
2. Colonial outline.
Students will find Colonial influences in modern day furniture and architecture.
1. Hand out the Colonial outline to the students.
2. As you review the information from the power point presentation, have students write down the information on their outline from the presentation. (I try to do a lot of study before I begin the lecture, so I add other information about what I have researched to this lecture.)
3. When lecture is completed, I have the students start on the sketching assignment. Students will sketch a chair from the Colonial time period. (They must not copy, but do their best to sketch!) To this, they will also look in magazines to find a pictures of a piece of furniture or architectural detail that might have been influenced by the time period. For example, students could find a picture of a rocking chair. For their description of the picture, they could say that this chair was influenced by the Colonia era because of it's use of spindles on the back of the chair, and stretchers on the legs of the chair. Then they will need to be able to recognize a picture of a colonial log cabin for a test. My students are expected to turn this assignment in for grading, then they create a portfolio out of all of the history we have talked about in class.
See attached rubric for Colonia Early American.
USOE Interior Design Curriculum