Students are in charge of an architectural firm. Now it's time to reach for the sky!

The sky is the limit in Expert Architects! In this math, writing and presentation class, our students find out on the first day of class that they are the president of the city's newest architectural firm. They are commissioned with constructing the tallest building in a nearby city and must plan out their design. Students learn a kid-friendly history of skyscrapers and create a blueprint of their own stylized tall building. They then must weigh other considerations including environmental effects, traffic and surrounding buildings as they use Google Earth to find the perfect location for their project. Once their blueprint is finished, our expert architects create a three-dimensional Lego model of the structure and deliver a presentation to the "city council" highlighting all aspects of their creation.

Class Specifications:

  • Elementary (Grade 2-5) or Middle School (Grades 6-8) versions available
  • 12-hour program (can be extended upon request)
  • Expert Architects can be implemented as an after-school program, summer camp or in-class project
  • Supplies needed include laptop, projector or TV display, poster boards, construction paper, basic art materials

In this class, your child will:

  • Serve as a co-president of their own fictional architect firm
  • Plan out a full blueprint and multi-themed plan for a new skyscraper
  • Research locations for their skyscraper using Google Maps/Earth and pitch the location
  • Learn about the environmental effects of skyscrapers in cities
  • Watch and take notes on a variety of videos about structure, science and history of skyscrapers
  • Read about the history of skyscrapers
  • Learn about a variety of architectural styles and the rise of modernism
  • Give a presentation to an imagined version of a city council in which they present their plan for a new skyscraper

Click below to view some of the project guides students use as they construct their architectural creations:
Please note: This program was originally designed with the city of Boston in mind. We can make adjustments to the curriculum to reflect another large city of your choice.
Click below to download an example of a powerpoint your child will see. Here we introduce students to the history of skyscrapers:
In this class, our students see some instructive videos about the world's tallest buildings. Here we see a report from the top of the Burj Dubai.

Purchasing Information

Purchase of Expert Architects includes the following:
  • 12-hour lesson plan, student worksheets, direct instruction powerpoints, project guides
  • One hour teacher training via Skype or GotoMeeting
  • Unlimited email correspondence with Right Brain Curriculum as you implement the program
  • Marketing e-blasts you can adapt for your center
  • Marketing fliers you can adapt for your center
  • Our Project-Based Learning Program Implementation Guide
Total Price for the entire package is $499

To make a purchase please call 781-816-0582 or email us

Note on Curriculum Purchase: At Right Brain Curriculum, we see ourselves as more than simply a seller of curriculum. Rather, we serve as your partner as you set up and implement the programs that we have designed. After purchase, we stick around to help you implement the program. We train your teachers via Skype and provide tips on how best to implement the programs. We are available via email and telephone as questions arise. We help you market the programs with fliers and e-blasts tailored to your center or school. We have years of experience implementing project-based learning after-school programs and we help you get the programs off the ground at your school or center.

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