Monday, June 19, 2017

Grade Two: Seeing Forms in Buildings

After several lessons exploring geometric form, second graders began this lesson by looking at a few examples of architecture, such as Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright. In each building, students could easily locate and identify various geometric forms, and discussed why buildings require forms and how many buildings are combinations of several forms. Students were informed that they would be constructed a building of their own design from paper. This required a demonstration of how to fold paper into geometric forms, such as cubes, cylinders and prisms, in order to complete their ideas.  Students were required to include entrances and windows, giving thought to placement and scale, and were encouraged to consider the natural setting around their building, if desired.