Reconstruction of Carpenters' Hall
math, art, fine motor skills
The students will be able to identify shapes and connect them to create a picture of Carpenters' Hall.
Materials (per student)
- One "Shape" page printed off computer
- One frame of Carpenters' Hall printed off computer
- color, writing and decorating utensils
- overhead projector
- transparency of Carpenters' Hall
Begin by placing the transparency of Carpenters' Hall on the overhead projector. Explain to the students that the building they see is Carpenters' Hall. Carpenters' Hall is where carpenters meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ask them what shapes they see that make up the building. For example, triangle, square, rectangle, half-circle. Explain to the students that they will be making a picture of Carpenters' Hall on their own, using only these shapes.
- Pass out one sheet of shapes and the outline frame of Carpenters' Hall to each student and have them color the shapes
- Cut out the shapes
- Place the shapes on the picture of Carpenters' Hall in the appropriate places
- Walk around the room to check for comprehension before gluing.
Instruct the students to hold up their Carpenters' Hall pictures for the rest of the class to see. Review the purpose and location of Carpenters' Hall. Praise the students for their achievement and post the pictures on the walls.