Philly is a city filled with some seriously historic examples of architecture, but for this lesson, I wanted my students to get a better sense of some of the amazing architectural feats from around the world. After a quick round of "Name That Famous Architectural Silhouette" (which served as a warm up and intro to some of the most iconic buildings and constructions from around the world) students used iPads to research important attributes about a famous building of their choice.
One of my favorite parts of the project was having the students display the artwork themselves. I hung of a global map and after students staples their silhouette to the board, I asked them use 1/8" masking tape to create a line connecting their building to the city where it is located. The bulletin board served as a great school-wide learning opportunity! The 8th graders enjoyed seeing younger students come up to the map and trace the lines back to the map. I told my students to promise me that someday they will make a journey to behold their architectural wonder in person!