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April 19, 2017 : Mini Page Hero: I.M. Pei

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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1. Draw a picture of a ho use you would like to live in. Paste newspaper words that describe your house and the materials to build it around your picture.

2. In the newspaper, circle words and pictures of materials that can be used in creating buildings.

3. Collect newspaper pictures that show different buildings. Paste them on notebook paper. Put a star next to the ones that are similar to an I.M. Pei design. Write a sentence explaining why it reminds you of Pei’s designs.

4. How were these important to Pei’s work: (a) Shanghai, China, (b) John Hancock Tower, (c) Pritzker Architecture Prize and (d) Fragrant Hill Hotel?

5. Use the Internet or books to locate and study three buildings designed by I.M. Pei that are not shown in this Mini Page. For each building, list words that describe the building and the design. Write a paragraph discussing what you have learned about I.M. Pei from the buildings. Include statements about what you like and what you may not like about Pei’s designs.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places. (Fine Arts: Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Cultures)

Students understand the concepts, principles and processes of technological design. (Science: Science and Technology)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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