Lesson Plans

Explore, design, and build Prairie style footprints and elevations with sponges and grass seed.

45 minutes

3-5 / K-2

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

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

Practice identifying lines of symmetry in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and create symmetrical art glass designs inspired by nature.

300 minutes

3-5

Build / Design / Interpret / Look

Media Literacy / Social Studies / Social-Emotion Learning / Visual Arts

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

0 minutes

9-12

Design / Explore

Math / Science / 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

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

60 minutes

K-2

Language Arts / Visual Arts

Looking to Wright’s buildings for inspiration, design a new home for the three little pigs that builds community.

120 minutes

3-5 / 6-8

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Language Arts / Visual Arts

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

25 minutes

K-2

Design / Interpret

Science / Visual Arts

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

45 minutes

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

Explore / Look

Language Arts / Math / Visual Arts

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

60 minutes

9-12

Build / Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Language Arts / Social Studies / 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

0 minutes

9-12

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / Visual Arts