Lesson Plans

Explore, design, and build Prairie style footprints and elevations with sponges and grass seed.

45 minutes

1-2 / 3-5

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Science / Visual Arts

Be inspired by Wright’s love of nature and explore the concepts of adaptive reuse and sustainable design.

0 minutes

3-5 / High School / Middle

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Science / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Transform classroom windows and walls into colorful displays of Wright inspired art glass designs.

45 minutes

1-2 / 3-5 / High School / Middle

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Visual Arts

Explore the unique characteristics of the Prairie style while creating a large-scale cardboard model.

0 minutes

3-5

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Push the boundaries of architecture by creating an innovative design and building a 3-D model to scale.

0 minutes

3-5 / High School / Middle

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Science / Visual Arts

Investigate the collaborative works of Wright & Niedecken and design unique furniture pieces.

0 minutes

High School / Middle

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Science / Visual Arts

Apply Wright’s concept of Organic Architecture to the creation of a community mural.

0 minutes

3-5 / High School / Middle

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Introduce digital drafting tools like SketchUp while creating Wright inspired art glass designs.

60 minutes

High School / Middle

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Science / Visual Arts

Engage in the architectural practice of model building and gain insight into the design profession.

0 minutes

High School / Middle

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Science / Visual Arts

Explore the influence of Japanese artwork on Wright’s design legacy.

30 minutes

1-2 / 3-5 / High School / Middle

Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Introduce the concept of rhythm in architecture and
poetry and discover how they are used to shape or inform ideas.

Photography by James Caulfield

120 minutes

High School / Middle

Design / Explore / Interpret

Language Arts / Visual Arts

Identify and discuss the shapes found in the design of
Home and Studio. Then use simple geometric shapes to design the front of a home in 2-D with SketchUp or Tinkercad.

60 minutes

3-5

Build / Design / Explore / Look

Math / Science / Visual Arts