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Communityscape: Our Built Environment

Lesson Description:
In this lesson, students explore the built environment and its role in their lives. they identify the types of buildings in their community and work together to create a “communityscape,” a visual project showing their knowledge of the buildings in their community.

  • Students will define and use this vocabulary term: architect.
  • Studentswill identify the types of buildings they see daily as part of their built environment.
  • Studentswill create a visual representation of their built environment.
  • Studentswill discuss the importance of making their community more sustainable.

Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Green Building

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program

Time Needed:
45 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • Vocabulary card: architect
  • Large roll of white art paper
  • Non-toxic black permanent markers (one per student)

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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf CommunityScape.pdf
Located in: Social Studies

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