Lesson Plans

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 / 6-8 / 9-12

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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6-8 / 9-12

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

6-8 / 9-12

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

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

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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9-12

Design / Explore / Interpret / Look

Social Studies / 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 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

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

25 minutes

K-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

K-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.

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9-12

Design / Explore

Math / Science / Visual Arts