Created By: Matthew Foster, Bloomington Junior High School (Bloomington, IL)
Grade Level: 7th
Content Area: Social Studies
Database Integration: Students will search TDC database for current and historic images of European architecture.
Activity that Meets this Standard
|State Goal 16E: Understand Illinois, United States and world environmental history.||Students will explore the various cultural influences on European architecture.|
|State Goal 17C: Understand relationships between geographic factors and society.||Students will compare current European architecture to North Amerian, and South American architecture.|
Know: Students will explore the various cultural influences on European architecture.
Do: Students will compare current European architecture to North American, and South American architecture.
Recall what students read in the chapter before class. Ask questions about what they found similar and dissimilar to North American architecture and urbanization, as well as South American architecture.
Are their any characteristics of the buildings you would like to see adapted into our culture?
Students are provided a list of buildings and their characteristics with a corresponding list of cultures. Students should match the building characteristic to the appropriate culture. You can extend the assessment by asking open-ended questions regarding any one of the buildings and their impact on the culture.