Lesson Plans

Explore geometric and organic shapes in the design of a local park, then design a new outdoor space, incorporating geometric shapes to connect visitors to nature.

90 minutes

3-5 / K-2

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Visual Arts

Explore Wright’s geometric window designs and learn how he designed in harmony with nature.

80 minutes

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

Design / Interpret

Math / Science / Visual Arts

Use Wright’s art glass window designs as a starting point for learning to notice and engage with details.

25 minutes

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

Explore / Look

Visual Arts

Illustrate a “pathway of discovery” by photographing a familiar route from a variety of perspectives.

120 minutes

6-8 / 9-12

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Language Arts / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Learn about the Fibonacci sequence, its prevalence in nature, and its applications in art, design, and architecture.

135 minutes

3-5 / 6-8

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Visual Arts

Consider various architectural achievements of Frank Lloyd Wright, discuss whether they were designed to be useful or beautiful, then redesign an everyday object to improve its utility and/or aesthetics.

90 minutes

6-8 / 9-12

Design / Explore / Look

Social Studies / Social-Emotional Learning / Visual Arts

Develop media literacy and research skills, independently research Frank Lloyd Wright, and identify a research question that sparks curiosity.

50 minutes

6-8 / 9-12

Explore / Interpret

Language Arts / Media Literacy / Social Studies

Find inspiration in the world outdoors by creating and painting with paintbrushes made from found natural materials.

90 minutes

3-5 / K-2

Design / Explore / Look

Science / Social-Emotional Learning / Visual Arts

Explore how Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy of organic design can be applied to a work of public art.

100 minutes

6-8 / 9-12

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Social-Emotional Learning / Visual Arts

Explore the topic of design inspiration while learning how Wright’s interest in nature and geometry shaped the world.

60 minutes

K-2

Build / Explore / Look

Science / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Use natural materials and personally significant items to create an original work of art.

180 minutes

3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12

Build / Design / Interpret

Social-Emotional Learning / Visual Arts

Identify a set of classroom values. Then, express one shared value in the design of a three-dimensional form.

60 minutes

3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12

Build / Design / Interpret

Social Studies / Visual Arts