Winter Castles: Free Lesson Plan Download
Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan
Art Elements: Line
Art Skills: Drawing
Art History: Russian and Gothic Architecture
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This lesson plan is a perfect way to work in a “wintery” project while still teaching important art skills and concepts. Students will compare and contrast two types of architecture, then come up with original castle drawings, challenging their design skills. I teach my third graders about Russian Architecture, then add this project in 4th grade to build on those skills, but the project would work just as well with any other types of architecture you might teach! To keep things interesting, I have students do a lot of fun compare and contrast games on my interactive whiteboard system. You can also work in some really great vocabulary here like onion dome, gargoyle, and spire!