CUBE Lesson Plans

CUBE, the Center for Understanding the Built Environment, specializes in community-based education which brings together educators, kids and community partners to effect change. Using our award-winning Walk Around the Block and Box City activity resources educators and their business partners can identify and carry out appropriate community outreach projects which reinforce the curriculum in relevant ways. CUBE is about community-building! Teachers can adapt curriculum for any grade level and any site.


CUBE Lesson Plans Bring CUBE's proven educational methods into your classroom with these engaging lessons written by successful educators. The lessons and activities developed for this Web site use a cross-curricular approach to teaching about the built environment in ways that address teaching and learning standards and are appealing to a variety of learning modalities.

THE LESSONS

Summary

Subject

Lesson Plan

Grade

Curriculum

Fine Arts

The Built Environment

3 - 6

Walk Around the Block

 

My Flag for the Future

3 - 6

Community Connections

 

City People, City Stories

3 - 8

Box City

 

Creating a Landmark Calendar

5 - 8

Walk Around the Block

 

Language Arts

City People, City Stories

3 - 8

Box City

 

Creating a Landmark Calendar

5 - 8

Walk Around the Block

 

Physics Park

6 - 12

Picture This

 

Mathematics

The Built Environment

3 - 6

Walk Around the Block

 

City People, City Stories

3 - 8

Box City

 

Connecting Downtown

3 - 6

Community Connections

 

Grid It, Map It

4 - 8

Box City

 

Science/Technology

The Built Environment

3 - 6

Walk Around the Block

 

Comparing Edible Communities

6 - 8

Picture This

 

Creating a Landmark Calendar

5 - 8

Walk Around the Block

 

Physics Park

6 - 12

Picture This

 

Social Studies

My Flag for the Future

3 - 6

Community Connections

 

Connecting Downtown

3 - 6

Community Connections

 

A Visit to Historic Watkins Mill

3 - 6
6 - 12

Box City