1/4" Scaled Floor Plan Drawing of Student's Home- lesson 1 of 4



This project is prepared with four lesson plans: Scaled Floor Plans, Wall Framing Detail, Roof Framing Detail, and Exterior Wall Materials and Finish Roof Materials.

This project can be used as an end of semester project or it can be used concurrently with the lesson plans as they are implemented. This project was developed for a particular Block Schedule, but the time is broken down for all teachers to modify and use. This project is very versatile as it has accommodations built in for Special Education and ESL Students. What makes this project special is that the students "build" the house that they live in.

Scaled Floor Plan Drawing

Students will draw to scale, using a 1/4 inch equals one foot, the floor plan of the home in which they are living. They will correctly use a tape measure, locate all doors and windows in their exact locations, list the dimensions of all doors and windows, list the dimensions of length and width of all rooms exactly, and correctly spell the names of all rooms.

Lesson Time - Project beginning Level/Students Own Home

Lecture 1- scale
50 Minutes
Lecture 2- symbols
50 Minutes
Lab 1 - shop/class floor plan
110 Minutes
Lab 2 - floor plan of own home
110 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (5)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (7)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Correctly read a tape measure
  • Correctly convert tape measure measurements to 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch scale
  • Calculate square footage of a floor
  • Use correct symbols and signs for walls, doors and windows
  • Correctly spell all names of rooms
  • Correctly place and draw a floor plan of their own home

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