Lesson Plans

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s remodeling of the Rookery Light Court and propose new updates for the building.

45 minutes

3-5 / 6-8

Design / Explore / Interpret

Math / Science / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Study and evaluate Frank Lloyd Wright’s Midway Gardens before designing an entertainment center for today’s world.

50 minutes

6-8 / 9-12

Design / Explore / Interpret

Language Arts / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Consider the role of pattern in design and then design a unique pattern for a model community.

100 minutes

3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12

Build / Design / Explore

Media Literacy / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Explore two notable Wright-inspired Prairie style buildings in the Chicago parks system and design an original Prairie style park structure.

100 minutes

6-8 / 9-12

Design / Explore / Interpret

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Create a geometric skylight design.

100 minutes

3-5 / K-2

Build / Design / Look

Math / Visual Arts

Create a Wright-inspired viewfinder to explore how nature and geometry are related.

90 minutes

3-5 / K-2

Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Science / Visual Arts

Explore how changing social attitudes and new technologies impact architecture by observing the evolution of Frank Lloyd Wright’s kitchen designs.

60 minutes

3-5 / 6-8

Design / Explore / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Study the floorplan design of Unity Temple, considering how the design may provoke an emotional response from the visitor.

135 minutes

6-8 / 9-12

Explore / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Based on your own definition of organic design, research and identify historical and contemporary examples of organic architecture.

150 minutes

3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 / K-2

Design / Explore / Look

Language Arts / Media Literacy / Science / Visual Arts

Discover how elements of design can be applied to clothing, then design a unique garment inspired by Wright’s architecture.

120 minutes

3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 / K-2

Design / Explore / Interpret

Social-Emotional Learning / Visual Arts

Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s plan for a city of the future, Broadacre City, then apply your own design philosophy to create a building for the future.

100 minutes

3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Language Arts / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Discover how colors and patterns are repeated throughout Wright’s interior spaces. Then, apply those colors and patterns to an original weaving.

120 minutes

6-8 / 9-12

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts