Unusual Buildings (History)



Students will be able to look at buildings that do not fit within the boundaries of "common" buildings. They will examine the purpose of the building, and compare the buildings of now to the buildings of thousands of years ago. They will explore through the lens of engineering that we have come along way with what can be created in terms of structures.

Lesson Time

3 periods @
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Engineering Technology
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
K-12 Subjects
  • History/Social Science
    • History & Geography
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (2)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will compare and contrast unique styles of buildings to those of the past by verbally communicating in groups.
  • Students will be able to write a few paragraphs in their history notebooks and describe lessons learned in architecture and changes seen from buildings then versus building now.
  • Students will be able to predict and match certain structures to their geographic destinations despite having a unique structure.

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