For our culminating project, students worked in teams of four, to research, plan, and construct a 3-D neighborhood or event in Chicago - either past or present. Students used a variety of materials including recycled food product boxes, cardboard, pipe cleaners, corks, popsicle sticks and other ordinary objects to build their structures into their folded tri-fold presentation board.
Following are several examples using the Habits of MInd: Envision and Engage & Persist:
|Model of Chicago at the Chicago Architecture Foundation|
|Gathering materials to build a model of the Loop|
|The buildings begin to emerge and the El structure takes shape|
|Envision: The team wasn't happy with the El track structure an decided to tear them down and begin again.|
|View of final diorama - looking east on Wabash Avenue between Jackson and Monroe (with artistic license)|
|Engage and Persist: Comments by student with teacher feedback.|