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COURSE NO. FA -649

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Amazing Bridges Architecture Kit and the softback book Roman Engineers.  Each student will need his own bridge kit, but only one copy of Roman Engineers is needed per family.

COURSE NOTES

One or more quarters.  Once or twice weekly, for forty-five minutes or more.
 
To report the bridge and engineering book unit, list it under Fine Arts as “Roman Architecture I”; in the Progress From/To blanks on your semester reporting form, enter “Kit and engineering book completed”.  For a work sample, send in the table of contents to the kit, signed and dated by both student and parent, and a short Student Overview Form by the student.  (Or photos of the bridges and a short written summary of the book or a short written discussion of any part of the book the student found especially interesting.)

Scheduling Suggestions: 2x/wk for 45min



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Our Amazing Bridges Architecture Kit

  • Author: Slinky Science
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Book/instruction manual; 48 pages; kit includes landscape base, bridge parts, casting compound, molds, paints, glue.

 

Build attractive models of three different bridge types—the Roman Arch, the Truss and the Suspension Bridge.  The book/instruction manual explores the art and science of bridge building throughout history.  One kit per student.

Roman Engineers, The [ORDER USED]

  • Author: L.A. and J.A. Hamey
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 1981. Print.
  • ISBN: 0521225116        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

48 pages; 6 chapters

 

Discussion, illustrations, photos and schematics of Roman engineering, aqueducts, roads, bridges, materials, etc.  For reading levels 6+; read aloud to or with the younger students.  Add it to the above Our Amazing Bridges kit.


 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit in your semester reporting packet. See the sixteenth week of this semester for more details.


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit with your semester reporting packet. Your Semester 1 reporting packet should include work samples from Quarters 1 and 2 and is due before February 28. The Semester 2 packet should include work samples from Quarters 3 and 4 and is due before June 30.




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