Lesson Two - Legacy of Greek and Roman Architecture

California State Capitol

Objectives
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the characteristics of Greek and Roman architecture.
2. Understand the significance of Greek and Roman architecture in their local communities.
3. Explain the legacy of Greek and Roman architecture.

Time Required
One hour, in-class lesson

Materials Required
Magazines, other print media
Computer and LCD projector

Resources Provided
"The Legacy of Greek and Roman Architecture" PowerPoint
Legacy of Greek and Roman Architecture.pps
PowerPoint Presenter's Notes
Lesson Two PowerPoint Notes.doc
Architecture Identification Worksheet
Hearst Castle Architecture Worksheet .doc
Vocabulary List
Architecture Vocabulary



Procedures
1. Share with your students the PowerPoint "The Legacy of Greek and Roman Architecture" and lead the class in discussion with these questions:

a. Can you think of some famous contemporary buildings or architecture influenced by the Greeks or Romans?
b. What are some examples of Greek and Roman architecture in your local community?
c. Why do you think we continue to use Greek and Roman architecture today?
2. Have the students complete the architecture identification worksheet.

3. Divide the class into groups and provide them with several magazines. Ask each collaborative group to find an example of Greek or Roman architecture. In a brief paragraph, have each group describe which architectural features they think are a legacy of the Greeks and Romans. If time allows, have each group share their findings with the class.

Variations
Students individually or in groups can photograph local architecture that reflects the influence of the Greeks and Romans. Students might be encouraged to share their findings with the class.

Lessons


Lesson One: Greek and Roman Mythology


Lesson Two: Legacy of Greek and Roman Architecture

Lesson Three: Videoconference Lesson