Student Learning Center
Charles M. Goodman, The Commons of McLean
and Fairfax County
This interdisciplinary lesson plan, guided by information contained within this website, will underscore the relationship between architecture and a broader world understanding. Designed to appeal to the interests and abilities of 4th graders, students will experience the creativity and challenges of being an architect, while at the same time gaining practice in skills related to national education standards in math, language arts, visual arts, science and social studies. Students will be encouraged to explore the work of architect Charles M. Goodman, The Commons of McLean, and Tysons Corner of Fairfax County, as well as their own local history and the city around them.