Studying and Constructing US Landmarks

As part of their study on the westward expansion, Blue Point Elementary School second-graders have been learning about the pioneers’ journey across the nation and the various landmarks they encountered or constructed. To deepen their understanding of the subject, the students recently participated in a Lego Architecture – Famous Landmarks workshop with Kidz Under Construction director Fawn Silver.

During the study, the students had the chance to construct replicas of several U.S. landmarks – Willis Tower, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and the Seattle Space Needle – using Legos. Working collaboratively, the students discovered interesting facts about each landmark as they worked to construct their replicas.

As both U.S. and world landmarks were discussed during the workshop, replicas of the White House, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Leaning Tower of Pisa were also on display for the students to view.