Students Install Wall Framing of House in Which They Live in - 2 of 4



This lesson is designed for students to learn the components of a single story residential wall consisting of doors and windows. Students will understand the concepts of a bearing wall. Students will learn the types of materials used and dimension of that specific material. Students will learn what Uniform Building Codes apply to wall construction. Students will start to construct the scale model of their homes using an 1/2 inch scale. The students will start with the placement of the exterior walls .

Wall Framing of Own Home

Lecture 1 - Material and Dimensions
50 Minutes
Lecture 2 - Load Bearing Walls
50 Minutes
Lab 1 - Placement of Model Home
110 Minutes
Lab 2 - Construction of Walls
110 Minutes
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Wall Framing of Own Home


California Academic Content Standards (3)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (14)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will build their model home to an 1/2 Inch scale
  • Students will know the correct name and dimensions of materials used in construction of a wall
  • Students will know all the components of a wall
  • Students will know the components of window framing
  • Students will know the components of door framing
  • Students will know what a bearing wall is
  • Students will know how to crown wood
  • Students will know what Uniform building codes apply

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