Design a Town

Working together, students design and build a town using different types of materials. In this process, students will explore the elements of town development.


Grades Covered: -1 through 2
Subjects Covered: Art,Language Arts,Math,Physical Science

Curriculum topics:
  • Engineering
  • Urban Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Design Process
  • Collaboration
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Standards

Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

  • Measure 29: Memory and knowledge||Preschool DRDP-PS||Domain 4: Cognitive Development (COG)

  • Measure 31: Engagement and persistence||Preschool DRDP-PS||Domain 4: Cognitive Development (COG)
  • Measure 37: Patterning||Preschool DRDP-PS||Domain 5: Mathematical Development (MATH)
  • Measure 40: Fine motor skills||Preschool DRDP-PS||Domain 6: Physical Development (PD)
  • Measure 28: Problem solving||Preschool DRDP-PS||Domain 4: Cognitive Development (COG)
  • Measure 30: Curiosity and initiative||Preschool DRDP-PS||Domain 4: Cognitive Development (COG)
  • Measure 36: Shapes||Preschool DRDP-PS||Domain 5: Mathematical Development (MATH)
  • Measure 38: Gross motor movement||Preschool DRDP-PS||Domain 6: Physical Development (PD)
  • Mathematical Practices: 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4. Model with mathematics. 5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 6. Attend to precision. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. ||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Mathematical Practices
  • Science and Engineering Practices: 1. Asking Questions and Defining Problems 2. Developing and Using Models 3. Planning and Carrying Out Investigations 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information ||Next Generation Science Standards||Kindergarten||Science and Engineering Practices
  • Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.||Common Core Language Arts||Kindergarten||Speaking & Listening||Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.||Common Core Language Arts||Kindergarten||Speaking & Listening||Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.||Common Core Language Arts||Kindergarten||Speaking & Listening||Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.||Common Core Language Arts||Kindergarten||Speaking & Listening||Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Mathematical Practices: 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4. Model with mathematics. 5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 6. Attend to precision. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. ||Common Core Mathematics||Grade 1||Mathematical Practices
  • Science and Engineering Practices: 1. Asking Questions and Defining Problems 2. Developing and Using Models 3. Planning and Carrying Out Investigations 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information ||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 1||Science and Engineering Practices
  • Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.||Common Core Language Arts||Grade 1||Speaking & Listening||Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.||Common Core Language Arts||Grade 1||Speaking & Listening||Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.||Common Core Language Arts||Grade 1||Speaking & Listening||Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.||Common Core Language Arts||Grade 1||Speaking & Listening||Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Mathematical Practices: 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4. Model with mathematics. 5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 6. Attend to precision. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. ||Common Core Mathematics||Grade 2||Mathematical Practices
  • Science and Engineering Practices: 1. Asking Questions and Defining Problems 2. Developing and Using Models 3. Planning and Carrying Out Investigations 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information ||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 2||Science and Engineering Practices
  • Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.||Common Core Language Arts||Grade 2||Speaking & Listening||Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.||Common Core Language Arts||Grade 2||Speaking & Listening||Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.||Common Core Language Arts||Grade 2||Speaking & Listening||Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.||Common Core Language Arts||Grade 2||Speaking & Listening||Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

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