Lesson 2: The Site was developed in tandem with Architecture for Humanity's 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classrooms, in keeping with the standards outlined here.

The 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom is inviting architects, designers, students, teachers and parents to imagine the classroom of the future.

The Open Architecture Challenge is an open, international design competition. It is hosted once every two years on the Open Architecture Network. This year with partner Orient Global, the challenge is focusing on classroom upgrading and design. Anyone can participate and the winning design will receive $50,000 for their school. To learn more, or to enter the competition, visit: http://www.openarchitecturechallenge.org Teachers and students know what makes a classroom work, lets them design the classroom of the future. To make this happen we have an exclusive student and teacher resources page http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/competitions/challenge/2009/teacher

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Lesson plan appropriate for guided practice and experiementation, developed from a National Science Foundation grant where students will set up a basic circuit and observe the results of different measurements when resistance and voltage are either kept constant or varied respectively.
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Lesson 2: THE SITE

by Blake Architecture For Humanity

Draw your surroundings. Context, or the ability of a building to respond to the environment and buildings around it, is an important element of architectural design. This exercise will lead students through a series of site explorations and get them started in graphic representation.
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Collaborative for High Performance Schools, for improved learning environment. Site planning for schools. High Performance School Recognition and Rating Programs.
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Site_Workshops

by Sandhya Naidu

Learn more about "Site" with exercises, lesson plans, photographs, and workshop information.
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The Site: Yasmeen Lari (Lesson 2 of 7)

by Blake Architecture For Humanity

Watch Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan's first woman architect talk to students about contextual and cultural response through architecture. Watch full video here. The 2009 Architecture Challenge: Classroom webcasts share a series of conversations about architecture and design between students and architects from around the world. These webcasts provide insights into the challenges, opportunities, and techniques of using sustainable design and green building. The series is hosted by Global Nomads Group as part of their interactive programming for youth.
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