George Lucas Educational Foundation
Project-Based Learning

Overview: Build SF Lessons at a Glance

Build San Francisco offers these lessons for teaching real-world design and build skills.

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    Lesson 1: How to Draw in 2-D and 3-D

    Teach students about polygons and perspective drawing. Build momentum with the basics for more advanced topics later on.

    What's inside:

    • Polygon examples
    • Techniques for drawing in two and three dimensions
    • Introduction to orthography

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    Lesson 2: Conceptualizing the Golf-Hole Design

    Get students to start brainstorming and sketching their miniature golf holes. This lesson serves as an introduction to popular golf terms and clarifies the requirements for the golf-hole design.

    What's inside:

    • Golf concepts
    • Example of project parameters
    • Techniques for brainstorming ideas

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    Lesson 3: How to Build Golf Holes to Scale

    Take estimation and critical thinking skills to the next level. Teach students how to turn their golf-hole sketches into the real thing.

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    What's inside:

    • Teamwork-building skills
    • Steps for laying the green
    • Tips to encourage constructive criticism

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    Lesson 4: How to Make Blueprints on Presentation Boards

    Show students how to incorporate feedback for improving their golf-hole designs and how to create blueprints of their holes on presentation boards.

    What's inside:

    • A review of orthographic drawings
    • Components of the presentation board
    • Steps to help students draft their holes in different perspectives

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    Lesson 5: Using 3-D Software to Render Golf-Hole Designs

    Help students create their golf-hole designs digitally. This lesson delves into the uses and application of software for 3-D modeling.

    What's inside:

    • Examples of software for 3-D modeling
    • Techniques to teach the software
    • Boolean shapes

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    Lesson 6: Presenting and Playing the Hole

    Wrap up the curriculum by helping students draft and give a presentation about their golf-hole design.

    What's inside:

    • Techniques to help students create presentations
    • Feedback loops
    • Tips for building the course