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Cardboard Dream Home

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will investigate different architectural types of homes and then sketch their dream home. Students will produce a model of their dream home using various cutting and cardboard building techniques and finish the sculpture with acrylic paint.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will research different architectural styles of houses.

Students will brainstorm wants and needs in a house and build a dream house model using cardboard.

Students will manipulate cardboard to identify different methods of building with this material.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss and present different architectural styles of houses.
  • Discuss wants and needs in a house and facilitate building a model of a dream house using cardboard.
  • Demonstrate different ways cardboard can be manipulated to build 3D forms.
  • Model safe use of craft knives and hot glue.

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National Standards


Create

Design or redesign objects, places, or systems that meet the identified needs of diverse users.

VA:Cr2.3.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

45 minutes

Demonstration Time

45 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours and 40 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Paper or sketchbook and pencil
  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard cutting tools
  • Safety cutting mats
  • Hot glue guns and refill sticks
  • T-pins
  • Liquid glue
  • Paintbrush, water container, and acrylic paint

National Standards


Create

Design or redesign objects, places, or systems that meet the identified needs of diverse users.

VA:Cr2.3.6a

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Steps

Dream Home Research

Make a list of wants and needs in a dream home. Research several architectural types of houses and make a sketch of a dream home.

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Instructional Materials

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Architectural Home Style Research

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Dream House Needs and Wants

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Craft Knife Safety

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Cardboard Texture Techniques

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Acrylic Painting Techniques

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Cardboard Cutting Tools

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How to Manipulate Cardboard

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Reflection

Museum Label Reflection

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