Lesson Plans

Explore Wright’s Pathway of Discovery at the Frederick C. Robie House and interpret your experience through sculpture.

60 minutes

High School

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Language Arts / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Investigate buildings Wright designed to uncover the unique geometry that was at the heart of his design legacy.

45 minutes

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

Explore / Look

Language Arts / Math / Visual Arts

Design a tree-house inspired by Wright’s concept of Organic Architecture.

25 minutes

1-2

Design / Interpret

Science / Visual Arts

Conduct an in-depth exploration of building materials through the classic tale of The Three Little Pigs.

60 minutes

1-2

Language Arts / Visual Arts

Examine how various design elements can impact the way a space looks and feels by creating art glass drawings.

30 minutes

3-5

Explore / Interpret

Math / Visual Arts

Explore texture, pattern, and geometry in nature and design through Wright’s textile blocks.

0 minutes

High School

Design / Explore

Math / Science / Visual Arts

Investigate symbolic imagery and how it helps to tell a building’s story.

60 minutes

3-5

Interpret / Look

Language Arts / Social Studies / Visual Arts

With the help of the Robie House’s art glass windows, observe and record changes in shadows.

0 minutes

3-5 / Middle

Explore / Look

Math / Science / Visual Arts

Think critically about the designed world by re-imagining an object’s design to improves its form and function.

30 minutes

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

Science / Visual Arts

Explore different types of line and how this design element can serve as a launching point for a design or work of art.

20 minutes

1-2 / 3-5

Visual Arts

Learn about and participate in the process of historic preservation by condiering the definition of “landmark” and crafting persuasive letters.

60 minutes

3-5 / Middle

Explore / Interpret

Language Arts / Social Studies / Visual Arts

Build with Froebel blocks and explore the the designs of man-made and natural landmarks.

45 minutes

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

Build / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts