Educating Elementary Children through Architecture – EECTA
COVID-19 amended program
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring school schedule has required a shift in how this program is implemented. We want to keep the program going and have developed an “in-home” option that will be fun for parents to do with their elementary school children. We have prepared some YouTube introductory videos hosted by our UCFA board families, and packets for each of the six standard lessons. Some of the lessons also have additional PDFs to support the lesson plan.
Week 6 – YouTube video pending, Presentation Box-City Packet
Standard in-classroom teaching
The eight-week curriculum teaches the basics of architectural design to students in grades 4-6 while expanding their skills and knowledge in science, social studies, and communications.
Taught by architects and architecture students with support from classroom teachers, each one-hour session gives kids a chance to be creative and work together to solve problems. The final project is a “box city” where multiple schools connect their cityscapes together. The curriculum, created by AIA Salt Lake in 2004, meets State Office of Education standards and received a national AIA award. It is now directed by the Utah Center for Architecture
More than 2,000 children from Provo to Logan know more about design and community building thanks to this program.
To find out more about EECTA and plans for 2019 – 2020, contact Hoku Ching at VCBO Architecture, 801-575-8800, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Box City Volunteer Flyer