In this lesson students will design and build a Gingerbread House depicting the common characteristics they discovered for the Time Period they studied and presented for the "Styles of Architecture Found in the United States Today" project earlier this year. They will be working in the same teams they worked in for the project.
This is a fun activity and a great final exam to end the semester. Students love it. It allows them to use their creativity and it's not stressful like your typical final. Also the end result goes to a good cause (if this is what you choose to do.)
The idea for this final came from the students themselves a few
years ago. The gingerbread houses that they design and built are
donated to a local daycare after the final is over. The daycare we
donate our gingerbread houses too happens to be run by the mother
of one of my former students. I generally deliver them and get to
see the reaction of the kids. They love them. It's a fun way to end