Lesson Plans

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

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3-5 / High School / Middle

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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.

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3-5

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Math / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Reserach and explore how Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative materials and technologies “broke the box” of traditional architecture.

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3-5 / Middle

Explore

Science / Visual Arts

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

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3-5 / High School / Middle

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Science / Visual Arts

Examine how architects and designers around the world are influenced by natural elements like the Sun.

60 minutes

Middle

Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

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

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High School / Middle

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Science / Visual Arts

Create blind contour drawings of Robie House art glass windows and integrate your own reflections of the natural world into a larger design.

20 minutes

High School / Middle

Design / Look

Science / Visual Arts

Explore the innovative designs that changed the daily lives of Wright’s clients. Then re-design a space to address the needs of a client with disabilities.

Photography by James Caulfield

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3-5 / High School / Middle

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Science / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Consider what it means to design for purpose by understanding how diverse families use houses differently.

60 minutes

1-2 / 3-5

Build / Design

Math / Visual Arts

Explore how different events and experiences can shape our world view and the art we create.

20 minutes

High School

Explore / Interpret

Social Studies / Visual Arts

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

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3-5 / High School / Middle

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts