This art sub plan requires little to no prep. It would be perfect for an emergency absence. Students are captivated by castles. Their imaginations soar dreaming about the romance of medieval times. In this lesson, they will learn about castles from medieval Europe, including the exterior architecture and the reasons for their design. It includes illustrations from the early 1400's by the Limbourg brothers and photos of castles that still exist.
After going over the lesson, the students will draw a castle of their own design. They will utilize architectural elements they have learned but are encouraged to invent their own as well.
It was written in great detail for use as an emergency sub lesson but could be used by an art teacher or classroom teacher.
This PowerPoint may be used in two ways. It may be printed out and shown page by page to the students or shown as a projected PowerPoint.
The supplies needed are simple. The student will need paper, pencil, crayons or markers.
This lesson is written so that it may be taught completely by following the prompts in the slides. It written for use by grades two through five, but certainly could be used by older students.
If you are interested in other lessons that connect with architecture, you might like these:
A Tree House for Me
A Home with an Onion Dome
James Rizzi's Happiest Houses on Earth
Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes