Lesson Title: The Perfect Park 

Grade Levels: 6-8 

Length of Lesson: 120 minutes 

Overview: In this activity, the student takes on the role of an architect and is presented with the task of creating a community’s ideal park with a budget of $750,000. At the end, the student creates a flowchart that decomposes the task of seeking community approval for the park. 


Standards Alignment: 

Mathematics 

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 
  • Model with mathematics. 

English Language Arts 

  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting. 
  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources. 
  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others. 

Science 

  • Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).