Lesson Plans

Research and uncover the innovative designs and technology used by Wright and current architects and designers.

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3-5 / High School / Middle

Explore / Look

Science / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Examine the use of light and shadows in Wright’s work and relate it to the use of positive and negative space by creating linoleum cut tiles.

60 minutes

3-5 / High School / Middle

Design / Explore / Look

Science / Visual Arts

Look at examples of Wright’s designs and explore the relationships between design elements through sketching.

30 minutes

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

Design / Interpret / Look

Language Arts / Visual Arts

Investigate community architecture to explore private and public buildings and preservation. Then design Wright inspired buildings with re-purposed recyclables.

A part of the Neighborhood & Cities series.

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3-5 / High School / Middle

Build / Design / Explore / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Define “community” by exploring the local community and creating an identity map.

A part of the Neighborhood & Cities series.

60 minutes

3-5 / High School / Middle

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

What makes up the ideal community? Explore how Wright’s unique design philosophy applies to city and neighborhood design.

A part of the Neighborhood & Cities series.

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3-5 / High School / Middle

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Uncover a work of art in your community and investigate its story and significance. Then create an interpretive artwork to share your discovery.

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Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Language Arts / Social Studies / 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

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Science / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Examine how ratios can impact a design then build your own Prairie style masterpiece with the same ratio as the Robie House.

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High School / Middle

Build / Design / Explore / Look

Math / Visual Arts

Explore symbols, iconography, and imagery, and then design a logo for one of Wright’s iconic designs.

60 minutes

High School / Middle

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Language Arts / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Create complex patterns and designs from simple geometric shapes inspired by Wright’s design legacy.

30 minutes

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

Design / Explore / Look

Math / Visual Arts

Investigate the Robie House and respond to Wright’s vision by designing unique garments inspired by his iconic architecture.

Design by Hana Chang, SAIC Student

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High School

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts