Lesson Plans

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s remodeling of the Rookery Light Court and propose new updates for the building.

45 minutes

3-5 / 6-8

Design / Explore / Interpret

Math / Science / 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

0 minutes

3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Science / Social Studies / Visual Arts

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

60 minutes

3-5 / K-2

Build / Design

Math / Visual Arts

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

20 minutes

9-12

Explore / Interpret

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Explore how changing social attitudes and new technologies impact architecture by observing the evolution of Frank Lloyd Wright’s kitchen designs.

60 minutes

3-5 / 6-8

Design / Explore / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

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

0 minutes

3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts

Explore the medium of clay to create a series of flat, hand-built ceramic building facade designs inspired by nature.

240 minutes

3-5

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret

Social Studies / Visual Arts

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

60 minutes

6-8 / 9-12

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

6-8 / 9-12

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 / 6-8

Build / Design

Social Studies / Visual Arts

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

40 minutes

3-5 / K-2

Interpret / Look

Science / Visual Arts

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

20 minutes

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

Explore / Interpret

Language Arts / Visual Arts