Seventh-graders may not have built empires, but they did build structures from empires for their Architecture Fair on March 5.
Students researched and built models of famous structures from all around the world dating to the time period they cover in their history class, 500-1600 CE. They used materials such as foam board, plaster, Styrofoam, clay, wood, cardboard, and even a 3D printer. Constructions included the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Machu Picchu, Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, a Chinese pagoda, the oldest windmill in the Netherlands, and the giant stone heads of Easter Island.
Students showed off their creations in the Assembly Room, where they also served snacks and drinks from the regions they studied.