Construct a California mission or the Texas Alamo with this 3-D die.
Recreate a California mission or the Alamo, adding patios, courtyards, barracks and living areas to expand the dimensionality of this design.
Students can build replicas of the California missions or the Alamo during a unit on California or Texas history.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction paper, Scissors, Tape
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut two of the Mission, 3-D using construction paper.
- Cut off one of the perforation tabs on the top (roof) of one of the Missions.
- Folding in the same direction, fold on all the perforations.
- Place adhesive on both side tabs and the one roof tab.
- Using the perforations as a guide, overlap the tab on the roof line and adhere. Then adhere the side tabs to the building.
- Die-cut the front of the building from a different shade of construction paper.
- Tape a contrasting color of paper behind the cross area.
- Fold on the perforations and slide the folds into the slits on the front of the building where they will interlock.
- Die-cut as many of the courtyard pieces using construction paper as desired.
- Fold on the perforations and place beside the completed Mission (Main Photo).
- Discuss Father Junipero Serra and the impact of the missions on the indigenous people where the missions were built.
- Discuss the relevance of the Alamo and the historical figures that participated in the battle at the Alamo.
Science and Technology and Engineering Education
3.4 Technology and Engineering Education
3.4.C Technology and Engineering Design
Pennsylvania’s public schools shall teach, challenge and support every student to realize his or her maximum potential and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to:
1 Design Attributes
- Understand that there is no perfect design.
- Recognize that requirements for a design include such factors as the desired elements and features of a product or system or the limits that are placed on the design.
2 Engineering Design
- Describe the engineering design process: Define a problem. Generate ideas. Select a solution and test it. Make the item. Evaluate the item. Communicate the solution with others. Present the results.
NSS-G.K-12.4 Human Systems
As a result of their activities in grades K–12, all students should
- Understand the processes, patterns and functions of human settlement.
- Understand how the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth’s surface.
NSS-G.K-12.6 The Uses of Geography
As a result of activities in grades K–12, all students should
- Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past.
Social Sciences-U.S. History
NSS-USH.K-4.2 The History of Students’ Own State or Region
- Understands the people, events, problems and the ideas that were significant in creating the history of their state.