UCFA Launches Interactive Architecture Lessons for Kids

Box City

UCFA has developed an “in-home” version of their EECTA architecture curriculum! Designed for elementary school aged children, the new curriculum includes lessons on scale, space, structure, and more all designed to be completed outside the classroom.

Lessons:

Week 1 – YouTube instructional, Scale | Body Packet

Week 2 – YouTube instructional, Space | Classroom Packet

Week 3 – YouTube instructional, Structure | School Packet, Additional support: Structures

Week 4 – YouTube video pending, Components | Block Packet, Additional support: Components

Week 5 – YouTube video pending, Planning | Neighborhood Packet, Additional support: Neighborhoods

Week 6 – YouTube video pending, Presentation Box-City Packet

Standard in-Classroom Teaching

The eight-week curriculum teaches the basics of architectural design to students in grades 4-6 while expanding their skills and knowledge in science, social studies, and communications.

Taught by architects and architecture students with support from classroom teachers, each one-hour session gives kids a chance to be creative and work together to solve problems. The final project is a “box city” where multiple schools connect their cityscapes together. The curriculum, created by AIA Salt Lake in 2004, meets State Office of Education standards and received a national AIA award. It is now directed by the Utah Center for Architecture

More than 2,000 children from Provo to Logan know more about design and community building thanks to this program.

To find out more about EECTA and plans for 2019 – 2020, contact Hoku Ching at VCBO Architecture, 801-575-8800, or e-mail info@utahcfa.org.

About UCFA

The Utah Center for Architecture (UCFA) supports education and initiatives focused on contemporary architecture as well as Utah’s architectural past, our urban environments and created landscapes. We invite Utah’s citizens to gain a new understanding of the places that surround us, join the conversation about “good design”, and support our initiatives to create great places.

Learn more about UCFA at http://utahcfa.org/.

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