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Statue of Liberty’s Torch Blueprint from Actual Size—Social Studies

Easily create all of these

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Actual Size—Social Studies

All of the items on this page have lessons in Actual Size—Social Studies, a teacher resource book published by Sunflower Education. Each lesson includes a complete lesson plan, vocabulary, and a detailed blueprint showing you just how to create a jaw-dropping diagram in sidewalk chalk on a playground or driveway.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria

Using Actual Size—Social Studies, you and your students can recreate a scale model of the Lighthouse of Alexandria and learn how far the light could be seen!

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The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

The Temple of Artemis was huge. It could hold three football fields inside of it! Recreate it for students!

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza once stood about 480 feet tall. Each side was about 756 feet long. Create a scale model of this huge building that uses a child’s action figure (army men) to help kids imagine it.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is even more compelling when you learn about it while standing inside a full-size diagram of it! Get the plans in Actual Size—Social Studies. See Secrets of Stonehenge video below.

The Parthenon

This temple is in Athens, Greece, and it was built to honor Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and justice.

Roman Roads

All roads may lead to Rome, and now they can start on your playground. Actual Size—Social Studies will let you impress students with Ancient Roman engineering.

The Roman Colosseum

Create a scale model of the Roman Colosseum.

The Great Wall of China

Recreate the dimensions of a cross-section of the Great Wall of China.

Viking Ship

Viking ships were wonders of nautical engineering. And every lesson on Viking conquests will come to life when students sit within the actual dimensions of a Viking raider!

Bodiam Castle

Create an accurate, true-scale drawing of a Medieval castle and make history lessons come to life!

Inuit Igloo

The Inuit invented a building that could be built quickly and keep them warm in a brutally cold environment.

Iroquois Longhouse

Complete a drawing of an Iroquois Longhouse in order to experience the fascinating way these Native Americans lived.

The Santa Maria

Truly a tiny vessel in which to cross an unknown ocean, the Santa Maria is arguably the most important boat in history. Do students agree? Discuss it as they “stroll its deck”!

The Mayflower

The ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World.

The Clermont

Recreate the Robert Fulton’s Clermont, the first financially successful steamship.

The Wright Flyer

Recreate the Wright Brothers’ first flights! Students run, arms outspread, the actual distances the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk on that fateful day! See The Wright Brothers Have Lift Off video below.

Range of Weapons

Draw lines that represent the actual range of different weapons from prehistoric to modern times.

The Alamo

Recreate the Alamo in order to understand this important event in Texas history.

The Oval Office

Discuss important presidential events while students sit “in” the Oval Office!

The Oval Office Blueprint from Actual Size—Social Studies

A blueprint of the Statue of Liberty's Torch for children to create a full-scale drawing using sidewalk chalk.

Statue of Liberty’s Torch

Recreate the Statue of Liberty’s torch so students can grasp this  monument’s size! Click here for some fascinating Statue of Liberty statistics!

By combining art, group work, and exploration, students learn through a fun, project based lesson instead of a desk-oriented classroom lesson. How rad!


—Hilary, Mom and Teacher

A photograqph of The Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes is one of the most astounding Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Create an outline of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and wow students with its impressive size!

A photograph of The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Recreate the Statue of Zeus at Olympia!

For kids who are artists at heart, this book helps develop their sense of proportion and reveals the intimate connection between math and art. What a treat to be able to cover such a variety of subjects (social studies/history, math, art, and reading) with one simple activity.


Monica Olivera, MommyMaestra

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Recreate the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. You can find the drawing plan in Actual Size—Social Studies!

A photograph of Stonehenge
A blueprint of The Great Wall of China for children to create a full-scale drawing using sidewalk chalk.

The Great Wall of China Blueprint from Actual Size—Social Studies

Since we love hands-on activities we really enjoyed using these blueprints to create life-sized drawings of objects we had read about in books.  Not only did this help my visual learner understand and appreciate the size and shape of items, it also gave my kinesthetic learner an opportunity to measure and draw and then pretend he was on an actual Viking ship!


Susan Williams

A photograph of a Medieval castle, the Bodiam castle

Native American Boats

Have fun making an outline of a dugout canoe and a bull boat!

A photograph of a Moai, an Easter Island Statue

Moai (Easter Island Statue)

Help students create an outline of Hoa Hakananai’a (a Moai) in order to gain insight into the culture of Easter Island.

Sioux Tipi

Tipis were houses that could be easily broken down and rebuilt. Recreate a Sioux tipi in order to gain insight into the Sioux way of life.

A photograph of a log cabin

Log Cabin

Students’ retention of lessons on frontier life shoot up when they learn in an “actual” log cabin!

Conestoga Wagon

Named for the Conestoga Valley in Pennsylvania, the sturdy Conestoga wagon carried people and freight westward from the mid 1700’s to the mid 1800’s.

Prairie Schooner

The iconic Prairie Schooner remains the supreme symbol of American expansion west. Students are often surprised by how small the dimensions are.

Slave Cabin

Recreate a cabin built by enslaved Africans to understand the poor housing and living conditions they were forced to endure.

One-Room Schoolhouse

Recreate a one-room schoolhouse and give your students a taste of what school used to be like!

A blueprint of a steamship, The Clermont, for children to create a full-scale drawing using sidewalk chalk.

The Clermont Steamship Blueprint from Actual Size—Social Studies

A photograph of the first American steam locomotive, Tom Thumb

Locomotives, Then and Now

Recreate the first American steam locomotive, as well as a modern locomotive, and discuss with students how far trains have come.

World War I Trenches

Recreate a WWI trench system to teach students about World War I.

Modern Tanks

Create an actual size diagram of a modern tank.

A photograph of the Alamo in Texas
A blueprint of the Oval Office for children to create a full-scale drawing using sidewalk chalk.

Mount Rushmore

Create the dimensions of Mount Rushmore in order to visualize this great landmark.

Actual Size Social Studies lesson plans and activity book with blueprints to help children create full-scale sidewalk chalk drawings outside.
Actual Size Social Studies lesson plans and activity book with blueprints to help children create full-scale sidewalk chalk drawings outside.

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Actual Size

Social Studies

From the Statue of Liberty’s Torch to Mount Rushmore, this book is filled with blueprints to easily create FULL-SCALE drawings right on your driveway or playground!