Entry Level Portfolio/Build 8: Block Stack Bond



This lesson is a hands on build activity with block where the student looks at a blue print and builds the structure contained within. This series of blueprints explore the basic structures masons need to build with confidence before moving too more difficult designs. There is an estimation element of this portfolio for each exercise that is graded as a separate entity within the build portfolio. This lesson is 8 of 11.

Lesson Time

4 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Student will read a basic blueprint.
  • Student will set up the job correctly with proper measurements.
  • Student will use and care for masonry hand tools used in the industry.
  • Student will set brick, level, plumb, and finish mortar joints according to industry standards.

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