WEEK FIVE: FROM THE GROUND UP
MODULE OBJECTIVES (based on National Standards for Family & Consumer Sciences, 2008-2018 for Housing & Interior Design):
- Demonstrate design, construction document reading, and space planning skills required for the housing, interior design and furnishings industries (11.4).
- Analyze design and development of architecture, interiors, and furnishings through the ages (11.5).
- Describe features of furnishings that are characteristic of various historical periods (11.5.1).
- Explain societal and technological trends on periods of architecture and interior design through the ages (11.5.2).
- Illustrate the development of architectural styles throughout history (11.5.3).
- Compare and contrast historical architectural details to current housing and interior design trends (11.5.4).
WEEK FIVE TASKS.
Read Chapter 6: Evolution of Interiors (pages 164-191) and
Chapter 7: Understanding House Plans in Housing and Interior Design (2011).
For each module (weeks 3-11) students will be required to complete design activities and/or assessments (see sample activities in the next column) that could be used in a secondary classroom as an example. The completed assessments are included in a curriculum portfolio showcasing the pre-service teacher's mastery of the content and ability to apply the concepts he/she is expected to teach.
A. Native American Homes: Explore one variety of Native American Housing. Create a handout that could be used in class or during a presentation to explain how Native American homes were made, what materials were used, and how the homes met cultural needs. Include the final result in your design portfolio.
B. Modern Versions:
Using illustrated ads for houses for sale or a real estate company’s website, find a modern version of the early home styles found in this chapter. Mount or print out at least three of these ads. Identify features that are similar to the original styles.
TASK 3: DESIGN CHALLENGE
Each week, students are required to complete a design challenge that focuses on the application of the content covered in the readings presented in the textbook. Students are expected to present their best work and compile a curriculum portfolio that showcases their abilities in Housing & Interior Design content. For the week five design challenge, students explore housing from the past and develop a design plan for what housing in their area in the 1700's would have been like. They are required to explore the various materials used to construct homes during that time. The final product will be included in their final portfolio.