Students are helped to understand floor plans, interior elevations, details and section cuts by first observing the cuts of various (non-architectural) objects. Students are introduced to the definition of and importance of a section view through interactive lecture accompanied by a power-point. To further model the section concept and teach about cutting planes, students observe various cuts of a bell pepper. Students then attempt in pairs to locate the cutting planes on architectural drawings when given correlating floor plans, elevations and section views. Instructor assesses through observation and assistance when needed.