1. Tell students that beginning today they will begin
the process of creating a plan, or blueprint,
or their city. This will continue the usage of
the sheets that they were introduced to yesterday.
Distribute planning sheets to each group. Inform
students that this sheet is to help them remember
to place all
essential elements within their city.
Before allowing groups to begin working, remind them
to take into consideration
the geography, latitude,
climate of their parcel of land.
As student groups are working, circulate and ask focusing
ensure that students are indeed
their cities while keeping in mind not only the
cultural and economic needs of citizens, but the quality
air and levels of pollution as well.
When students believe their blueprint is complete, have
working on the rationale for the
placement of each essential element. How does
the placement benefit
the health of the citizens as well as their cultural
and economic needs?
By the end of day 2, students should have a detailed
blueprint and data sheet completed.
Remind students that the next class day
they will begin construction of a scale model of their city.
They will need to construct a model of the relief of the
landscape first, before designing the city on the landscape.
Tell them that while you will provide basic elements (construction
paper, tape, glue, markers, etc) they need to supply any
additional materials they may require.
Tell students they need to bring construction
students planning their cities with the health, economic,
and cultural needs of their citizens in mind?
students using geographic and climate data in their planning?
students clearly articulate the rationale for placement
of each essential element?