Lesson Plans

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

Create and build furniture designs inspired by the one-of-a-kind dining room table and chairs at the Oak Park Home and Studio.

30 minutes

3-5 / Middle

Build / Design

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Introduce blind contour drawing through Robie House art glass designs and nature.

40 minutes

1-2 / 3-5

Interpret / Look

Science / Visual Arts

Interpret the physical and emotional attributes of a space through descriptive language and sketching exercises.

20 minutes

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

Explore / Interpret

Language Arts / Visual Arts

Explore Wright’s concept of Organic Architecture by examining the Robie House carpet designs and creating your own unique work.

30 minutes

3-5

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Math / Visual Arts

Use the design process and scientific method to study, test, and choose the best materials to build a 3-D structure.

45 minutes

3-5 / High School / Middle

Build / Explore

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 key connections between Wright’s designs and the Forms of Life and Forms of Beauty while working with Froeble blocks.

45 minutes

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

Explore / Interpret

Math / Visual Arts

Work closely with Froebel blocks and the Forms of Beauty to explore the geometric shapes and patters that can be found in Wright’s work.

60 minutes

1-2

Design / Look

Math / 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