ROSE TREE MEDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
COURSE CURRICULUM
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Residential Construction
GRADE LEVEL: Grade 9 -12
CREATION DATE: February, 2005
Essential Question, Concept or Theme: A. Methods of Graphic Communication
Approx. Time Allotment:
in Residential Construction
Required ~ 30 periods
PA Standards: 3.1.10 A, D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Aligned Materials/
Benchmark/Skills
Assessment
Instructional Strategies
Resources/Technology
A. Methods of Graphic Communication
in Residential Construction
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Recognize and apply the use of
symbols, measurements and
drawings as a means of
promoting clear communication
by providing a common
language for expressing
ideas.
Demonstrate appropriate
technical sketching skills
for creating simple
orthographic and pictorial
diagrams.
Identify the basic symbols,
measuring methods and line
types used in creating technical
drawings.
Create technical drawings
through the use of computeraided drawing software
employing appropriate methods.
Communicate ideas effectively
through the use of electronic
media.
A. Methods of Graphic
Communication in Residential
Construction
A. Methods of Graphic
Communication in Residential
Construction
A. Methods of Graphic Communication
in Residential Construction
May include, but are not limited
to:
PC computers (18 units Pentium III
or better processor) to include:
AccuCADD, drawing software
(version 100.0H or most
recent upgrade)
TECAD, drawing software tutorial
Microsoft Accel
(spreadsheet software)
Microsoft Word
(word processing software)
Internet access
Laser printer (toner 8 ½” x 11”
copier/printer paper)
A-B plotter (ink cartridges, 8 ½” x
11” copier/printer
paper, 8 ½” x 17”
copier/printer paper
& 11” x 17” nongloss plotter paper)
All numbers reflect approximate class
periods dedicated to each theme, for a
total of 180 class periods. Time is
approximated due to the nature of the
course; the activities selected by the
instructor must be tailored to each year’s
student population, and may vary in
duration and intensity, and therefore
cannot be pinpointed precisely.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Technical sketches
Computer generated
drawings / software
use
Supplemental
worksheets
Exams and quizzes
aimed at evaluating
concepts and
vocabulary
Note taking
strategies
Class work /
participation /
classroom discussion
Drafting tools to include:
Architects scales/rulers
Straight edges
Compasses
¼” quadrille graph paper
(8 ½” x 11”)
1. Teacher directed instruction
2. Self directed software tutorials
3. Hands on learning activities
and investigations including
the construction & manufacture
of various products and the
manipulation of tools and
machines
4. Group & cooperative learning
activities
5. Class discussions
6. Diagrams & illustrations
7. Guest lecturers
8. Field trips
9. Use of Internet sites in student
research
Videos available through RTMSD
and DCIU
Teacher generated materials,
activities, and projects
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: A. Methods of Graphic Communication in
Residential Construction
PA Standards: 3.1.10 A, D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Adaptations/Inclusion
Techniques
Enrichment Strategies
Approx. Time Allotment:
Required ~ 30 periods
Multicultural/
Interdisciplinary
Connection
Remediation Strategies
A. Methods of Graphic
Communication in Residential
Construction
A. Methods of Graphic
Communication in Residential
Construction
A. Methods of Graphic Communication in
Residential Construction
A. Methods of Graphic
Communication in Residential
Construction
General adaptations for all themes
may include but are not limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
Those activities/ adaptations listed
in the student’s IEP
Extensions (time and material) to
assignments
Discuss the correlation between
mathematics and the CAD systems
used in construction
Enrichment activities and
assignments that accompany texts
and other resources
Written self-evaluation and assessment
Independent study assignments
such as supplementary articles,
projects, or research
Student-Teacher conferences
Additional original and creative
projects agreed upon by both
instructor and student
Extended test time
Those adaptations listed in the
students’ IEP
Extended test time
Frequent progress checks / reports
Modified tests /assignments
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and
Assessment
Visual & auditory aids
Aide in the classroom
Those adaptations listed in the students’ IEP
Modified tests / assignments
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and assessment
Additional after school help
Basic computer instruction
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: B. Engineering & Structure Design
Approx. Time Allotment: Required ~ 30 periods
PA Standards: 3.1.10 A, D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Aligned Materials/
Benchmark/Skills
Assessment
Instructional Strategies
Resources/Technology
B. Engineering & Structure Design
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Describe the importance of the
constructed environment in daily
life.
Identify features of planned building
design involving building codes, building
laws & regulations.
Identify the systems that comprise
residential construction such as
component systems (i.e. foundations,
framing, siding, roofing, egress,
fenestration, etc.) and utility systems
(i.e. water, waste, electric, climate
control, communications, gas, etc.).
Demonstrate the design and problem
solving processes.
a. Design and implement a solution that
satisfies criteria for a given problem.
b. Recognize the relationship between
form and function in building
construction.
c. Create effective building plans
employing CAD software.
d. Create models or prototypes to test
building design.
Describe the properties of common
residential construction materials.
a. Compare and contrast the
properties of those materials.
b. Assess appropriate tools and
methods for separating, forming,
fastening & finishing common
residential construction materials.
Identify the factors used to make
construction decisions.
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
B. Engineering & Structure
Design
B. Engineering & Structure
Design
May include, but are not limited
to:
See A. above
1. Technical sketches
2. Computer
generated drawings
/ software use
3. Structure models &
projects / software
& equipment use
4. Supplemental
worksheets
5. Exams and quizzes
aimed at evaluating
concepts and
vocabulary
6. Note taking
strategies
7. Class work /
participation /
classroom
discussion
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Cardstock / poster board /
foam core board
Residential construction
materials (wood, wood
composites, plastics roofing
materials)
Standard construction
technology lab equipment and
facilities
Videos available through
RTMSD and DCIU
Teacher generated materials,
activities, and projects
Possible guest lecture
from an architect, code
enforcement officer or
other building design
professional
B. Engineering & Structure Design
All numbers reflect approximate class
periods dedicated to each theme, for a
total of 180 class periods. Time is
approximated due to the nature of the
course; the activities selected by the
instructor must be tailored to each year’s
student population, and may vary in
duration and intensity, and therefore
cannot be pinpointed precisely.
1. Teacher directed instruction
2. Self directed software tutorials
3. Hands on learning activities
and investigations including
the construction &manufacture
of various products and the
manipulation of tools and
machines
4. Group & cooperative learning
activities
5. Class discussions
6. Diagrams & illustrations
7. Guest lecturers
8. Field trips
9. Use of Internet sites in student
research
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Februar 2005
Essential Question, Concept or Theme: B. Engineering & Structure Design
Approx. Time Allotment: Required ~ 30 periods
PA Standards: 3.1.10 A, D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Aligned Materials/
Benchmark/Skills
Assessment
Instructional Strategies
Resources/Technology
7.
a. Personal preference: location, style,
size, etc.
b. Legal restrictions: zoning, building
codes, professional standards, etc.
c. Cost / level of quality desired.
Labor skill level.
Demonstrate an understanding the
principles of estimation and cost
analysis in residential construction
projects.
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: B. Engineering & Structure Design
PA Standards: 3.1.10 A, D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Adaptations/Inclusion
Techniques
Enrichment Strategies
Approx. Time Allotment: Required ~ 30 periods
Multicultural/
Interdisciplinary
Connection
Remediation Strategies
B. Engineering & Structure Design
B. Engineering & Structure Design
B. Engineering & Structure Design
B. Engineering & Structure Design
General adaptations for all themes
may include but are not limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
Those activities/ adaptations listed in
the student’s IEP
Extensions (time and material) to
assignments
Investigate the impact of structural
design as it applies to civilizations’
infrastructure.
Enrichment activities and assignments
that accompany texts and other
resources
Written self-evaluation and
assessment
Those adaptations listed in the
students’ IEP
Extended test time
Modified tests /assignments
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and
Assessment
Visual & auditory aids
Frequent progress checks / reports
Independent study assignments such
as supplementary articles, projects, or
research
Additional original and creative
projects agreed upon by both instructor
and student
Aide in the classroom
Student-Teacher conferences
Those adaptations listed in the
students’ IEP
Extended test time
Modified tests / assignments
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and
assessment
Additional after school help
Basic computer instruction
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
Approx. Time Allotment: Required ~ 20 periods
PA Standards: 3.1.10 D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Aligned Materials/
Benchmark/Skills
Assessment
Instructional Strategies
Resources/Technology
C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
1.
2.
3.
Describe, demonstrate, and
apply generally accepted safety
procedures for working in an
industrial environment.
Describe, demonstrate and
apply generally accepted
safety procedures for specific
hand tools, power tools and
stationary power equipment
associated with a manufacturing
/construction laboratory.
Identify tools/machines
employed in the separation,
forming, fastening of common
residential construction
materials.
a. Select and safely use
appropriate tool/machine to
perform desired process.
C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
May include, but are not limited to:
Standard manufacturing/
construction technology lab
equipment and facilities
All numbers reflect approximate class
periods dedicated to each theme, for a
total of 180 class periods. Time is
approximated due to the nature of the
course; the activities selected by the
instructor must be tailored to each year’s
student population, and may vary in
duration and intensity, and therefore
cannot be pinpointed precisely.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Supplemental worksheets
Note taking strategies
Exams and quizzes
aimed at evaluating
concepts and vocabulary
Class work/participation/
classroom discussion
Observation of safe
lab practices by students
Observation of proper
tool & machine selection
& use
Safety glasses, face shields
Earplugs and cup-style hearing
protection
Various style work gloves
Dust masks & respirators
MSDS materials
Videos available through RTMSD
and DCIU
Teacher generated materials,
activities, and projects
Possible guest lecture from a safety
inspector
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
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1. Teacher directed instruction
2. Self directed software tutorials
3. Hands on learning activities
and investigations including
the construction & manufacture
of various products and the
manipulation of tools and
machines
4. Group & cooperative learning
activities
5. Class discussions
6. Diagrams & illustrations
7. Guest lecturers
8. Field trips
9. Use of Internet sites in student
research
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
PA Standards: 3.1.10 D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Adaptations/Inclusion
Techniques
Enrichment Strategies
Approx. Time Allotment: Required ~ 20 periods
Multicultural/
Interdisciplinary
Connection
Remediation Strategies
C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
C. Machine, Tool Use & Safety
General adaptations for all themes
may include but are not limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
Those activities/ adaptations listed in
the student’s IEP
Extensions (time and material) to
assignments
Discuss health issues related to the
installation and use of construction
materials
Enrichment activities and
assignments that accompany texts
and other resources
Written self-evaluation and assessment
Independent study assignments such
as supplementary articles, projects, or
research
Student-Teacher conferences
Those adaptations listed in the
students’ IEP
Extended test time
Frequent progress checks / reports
Modified tests /assignments
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and
Assessment
Visual & auditory aids
Additional original and creative
projects agreed upon by both
instructor and student
Those adaptations listed in the
students’ IEP
Extended test time
Modified tests / assignments
Aide in the classroom
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and assessment
Additional after school help
Basic computer instruction
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: D. Residential Construction Methods &
Approx. Time Allotment:
Practices
Required ~ 80 periods
PA Standards: 3.1.10 A, D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Aligned Materials/
Benchmark/Skills
Assessment
Instructional Strategies
Resources/Technology
D. Residential Construction Methods &
Practices
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Identify common practices
involved in building site layout.
Identify common methods
utilized in installing building
foundations.
Identify and demonstrate
common practices in laying
out and assembling structural
frame work for floors, walls
and roofs.
Identify and demonstrate
common practices utilized
in enclosing a framed structure.
Compare and contrast traditional
framing methods with various
prefabrication methods.
Identify building maintenance
needs & discuss building
longevity as a function of
maintenance and proper
material selection.
Participate in the construction of
structures utilizing construction
systems.
Explain construction as a system
model.
Describe the inputs for
construction systems.
Describe construction system
processes.
Describe the major types
of outputs of construction
systems.
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
D. Residential Construction
Methods & Practices
D. Residential Construction
Methods & Practices
D. Residential Construction
Methods & Practices
May include, but are not limited
to:
Standard manufacturing /
construction technology lab
equipment and facilities including
materials listed in A. & B. above
All numbers reflect approximate class
periods dedicated to each theme, for a
total of 180 class periods. Time is
approximated due to the nature of the
course; the activities selected by the
instructor must be tailored to each year’s
student population, and may vary in
duration and intensity, and therefore
cannot be pinpointed precisely.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Computer generated
drawings / software
use
Projects created
Supplemental
worksheets
Exams and quizzes
aimed at evaluating
concepts and
vocabulary
Note taking strategies
Class work /
participation /
classroom discussion
Observation of safe
lab practices by
students
Observation of proper
tool & machine selection
& use
Cabinet grade hard woods &
softwoods
Dimensional lumber & composition
materials
Roofing and siding materials
Various fastening supplies
Various finishing supplies
Videos available through RTMSD
and DCIU
Teacher generated materials,
activities, and projects
Possible field trip to
manufacturing facility
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1. Teacher directed instruction
2. Self directed software tutorials
3. Hands on learning activities
and investigations including
the construction & manufacture
of various products and the
manipulation of tools and
machines
4. Group & cooperative learning
activities
5. Class discussions
6. Diagrams & illustrations
7. Guest lecturers
8. Field trips
9. Use of Internet sites in student
research
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: D. Residential Construction Methods &
Approx. Time Allotment:
Practices
Required ~ 80 periods
PA Standards: 3.1.10 A, D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Adaptations/Inclusion
Multicultural/Interdisciplinary
Enrichment Strategies
Remediation Strategies
Techniques
Connection
D. Residential Construction
Methods & Practices
D. Residential Construction
Methods & Practices
D. Residential Construction
Methods & Practices
D. Residential Construction
Methods & Practices
General adaptations for all
themes may include but are not
limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
Those activities/ adaptations listed
in the student’s IEP
Extensions (time and material) to assignments
Discuss changes in material selection
or usage & the associated changes in
building design.
Those adaptations listed in the
students’ IEP
Extended test time
Written self-evaluation and assessment
Enrichment activities and
assignments that accompany texts
and other resources
Frequent progress checks / reports
Student-Teacher conferences
Modified tests /assignments
Preferential seating
Independent study assignments
such as supplementary articles,
projects, or research
Those adaptations listed in the students’ IEP
Extended test time
Alternate assignments and
Assessment
Additional original and creative
projects agreed upon by both
instructor and student
Modified tests / assignments
Visual & auditory aids
Preferential seating
Aide in the classroom
Alternate assignments and assessment
Additional after school help
Basic computer instruction
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: E. Material Processing
PA Standards: 3.1.10 A, D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Benchmark/Skills
E. Material Processing
1.
2.
Summarize the harvesting,
transporting and processing of
wood and wood composite
materials.
a. Compare and contrast
the advantages and
disadvantages of wood
& wood composite materials,
alternate framing materials,
siding and finishing products.
b. Describe the
environmental impacts
of harvesting, producing
and wood & wood
composite materials,
alternate framing materials,
siding and finishing products.
c. Describe the differences
between various coniferous
and deciduous woods.
d. Identify the differences in
cabinet grade and
dimensional lumber products.
Approx. Time Allotment: Required ~10
Aligned Materials/
Resources/
Technology
Assessment
E. Material Processing
E. Material Processing
E. Material Processing
May include, but are not limited to:
Standard manufacturing/
construction technology lab
equipment and facilities
including materials listed in A.,
B. & C. above
All numbers reflect approximate class
periods dedicated to each theme, for a
total of 180 class periods. Time is
approximated due to the nature of the
course; the activities selected by the
instructor must be tailored to each year’s
student population, and may vary in
duration and intensity, and therefore
cannot be pinpointed precisely.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Supplemental worksheets
Note taking strategies
Exams and quizzes
aimed at evaluating
concepts and vocabulary
Class work/participation/
classroom discussion
Videos available through
RTMSD and DCIU
Teacher generated materials,
activities and projects.
Identify appropriate methods for
recycling or disposing of
industrial materials and their
by-products.
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
Instructional Strategies
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1. Teacher directed instruction
2. Self directed software tutorials
3. Hands on learning activities
and investigations including
the construction & manufacture
of various products and the
manipulation of tools and
machines
4. Group & cooperative learning
activities
5. Class discussions
6. Diagrams & illustrations
7. Guest lecturers
8. Field trips
9. Use of Internet sites in student
research
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: E. Material Processing
PA Standards: 3.1.10 A, D; 3.6.10 B, C; 3.7.10 A, B, C, D, E
Adaptations/Inclusion
Techniques
Enrichment Strategies
Approx. Time Allotment: Required ~10
Multicultural/
Interdisciplinary
Connection
Remediation Strategies
E. Material Processing
E. Material Processing
E. Material Processing
E. Material Processing
General adaptations for all
themes may include but are not
limited to:
May include, but are not limited
to:
May include, but are not limited to:
Discuss the ecological impact of natural
resource processing.
Those adaptations listed in the
students’ IEP
Extended test time
Those activities/ adaptations
listed in the student’s IEP
Written self-evaluation and assessment
Enrichment activities and
assignments that accompany
texts and other resources
Modified tests /assignments
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and
Assessment
Visual & auditory aids
Extensions (time and material) to
assignments
Frequent progress checks / reports
Student-Teacher conferences
Independent study assignments
such as supplementary articles,
projects, or research
Additional original and creative
projects agreed upon by both
instructor and student
Aide in the classroom
Those adaptations listed in the students’
IEP
Extended test time
Modified tests / assignments
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and assessment
Additional after school help
Basic computer instruction
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: F. Issues in Residential Construction
Approx. Time Allotment: Required ~ 10 periods
PA Standards: 3.7.10 E
Aligned Materials/
Benchmark/Skills
Assessment
Instructional Strategies
Resources/Technology
F. Issues in Residential
Construction
1.
2.
3.
4.
Describe manufacturing in
a historical context and
summarize the major
technological advances
throughout history.
Assess the influences of
construction on society.
Identify trends in residential
construction and predict the
future trends.
Identify and define careers
in residential construction.
a. Identify educational
requirements, entry-level
skills required and
future prospects.
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F. Issues in Residential
Construction
F. Issues in Residential
Construction
F. Issues in Residential
Construction
May include, but are not limited to:
Internet
All numbers reflect approximate class
periods dedicated to each theme, for a
total of 180 class periods. Time is
approximated due to the nature of the
course; the activities selected by the
instructor must be tailored to each year’s
student population, and may vary in
duration and intensity, and therefore
cannot be pinpointed precisely.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Observations of instructor
Career research paper
Technology topic
research paper
Supplemental worksheets
Note taking strategies
Exams and quizzes
aimed at evaluating
concepts and vocabulary
Class work/participation/
classroom discussion
Videos available through RTMSD
and DCIU
Teacher generated materials,
activities, and projects
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1. Teacher directed instruction
2. Self directed software tutorials
3. Hands on learning activities
and investigations including
the construction & manufacture
of various products and the
manipulation of tools and
machines
4. Group & cooperative learning
activities
5. Class discussions
6. Diagrams & illustrations
7. Guest lecturers
8. Field trips
9. Use of Internet sites in student
research
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Essential Question, Concept or Theme: F. Issues in Residential Construction
PA Standards: 3.7.10 E
Adaptations/Inclusion
Techniques
Enrichment Strategies
Approx. Time Allotment: Required ~ 10 periods
Multicultural/
Interdisciplinary
Connection
Remediation Strategies
F. Issues in Residential
Construction
F. Issues in Residential
Construction
F. Issues in Residential
Construction
F. Issues in Residential Construction
General adaptations for all themes
may include but are not limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
May include, but are not limited to:
Those activities/ adaptations listed
in the student’s IEP
Extensions (time and material) to
assignments
Literature research on a construction or
technology topic of the student’s choice or a
career search of a construction related job.
Enrichment activities and
assignments that accompany texts
and other resources
Written self-evaluation and
assessment
Those adaptations listed in the
students’ IEP
Extended test time
Modified tests /assignments
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and
Assessment
Visual & auditory aids
Frequent progress checks / reports
Independent study assignments
such as supplementary articles,
projects, or research
Additional original and creative
projects agreed upon by both
instructor and student
Aide in the classroom
Student-Teacher conferences
Those adaptations listed in the
students’ IEP
Extended test time
Modified tests / assignments
Preferential seating
Alternate assignments and
assessment
Additional after school help
Basic computer instruction
Introduction to Residential Construction Grade 9 -12
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