Frank Lloyd Wright FREE Unit Study

This week, we have a FREE Unit Study about Frank Lloyd Wright. Mr. Wright was the “greatest American architect of all time.”  You will learn all about his life, the buildings he designed, different types of architecture and then have the opportunity to design your own home.

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The Book about Frank Lloyd Wright

The Frank Lloyd Wright unit study is based upon Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright?  This book shares what influenced Mr. Wright in his childhood, different houses and buildings he designed, and about his tumultuous personal life.

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Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright?
  • Labrecque, Ellen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 12/29/2015 (Publication Date) - Penguin Workshop (Publisher)

The Frank Lloyd Wright FREE Printable Unit Study

The printable unit study includes the following:

Notebooking pages about his life.

A timeline activity to chart his life and the buildings he designed.

Two compare and contrast activities to compare what an architect’s job with a civil engineer’s job and to compare different styles of architecture with each other.

Copy work of some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous quotes.

Frank Lloyd Wright Notebooking Pages, Timeline, Copy Work and Venn Diagram pages

A Design Your Own Home activity that leads you through how to draw out plans for your own house.  This can be as simple or complex an activity as you would like.

Architectural Style Notebooking Pages to research 21 different styles of American architecture with a space to glue different examples of each style.

 

Design Your Own Home and Styles of Architecture notebooking pages.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Homes

Check out some of the homes and buildings he designed in these videos.

Designing Buildings to Withstand Earthquakes

We learned in the book a few ways Mr. Wright designed the Imperial Hotel in Japan to withstand earthquakes.  Watch this video to learn more modern methods for building buildings in earthquake prone areas.

Inspiration to Design Your Own Home

Check out home design plans and look at the floor plans to see how architects design houses.

These paper templates for building cities are really fun, too!

Or maybe one of these videos will inspire your children to make their own model home!

 

Identifying Styles of Architecture

In the printable portion of the unit study, there are notebooking pages for 21 different styles of architecture.  You can start with the links below to familiarize yourself with the different styles.  Then head out for a walk, bike ride or drive and see if you can find different examples in your local community.

DIY Network gallery of Architectural Homestyles

Wikipedia Architecture of the US

Building Toys

In Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright? we learned that as a child he played with Froebel blocks and he also bought his children these blocks.  Here are some blocks similar to the Froebel blocks.

Wooden Blocks Set - 100 Pc Natural Colored Wood Building Block Toys - 100% Real Wood, 14 Different Shapes, Great Gift for Kids or Back to School Project, Indoor Activity - Build, Stack and Create
  • 100 Natural Finished Smooth-Sanded Wood Blocks- 14 Different Shapes
  • Made From 100% Wood- Lead and BPA Free to Ensure Safe Play
  • Promotes Creativity, Hand-eye Coordination and Helps Develop Fine Motor Skills
  • Exceptional Quality and Value at an Affordable Price
  • Great Gift, Indoor Activity or Back to School Project

Later in the book, we learned that his son, John Lloyd, worked as an assistant to Frank and also designed Lincoln Logs.  I loved these as a little girl and my boys have enjoyed playing with them.  I had no idea who designed them until now!

Lincoln Logs – 100th Anniversary Tin, 111 Pieces, Real Wood Logs - Ages 3+ - Best Retro Building Gift Set For Boys/Girls - Creative Construction Engineering - Preschool Education Toy
  • A LINCOLN LOGS CLASSIC, JUST THE WAY YOU REMEMBER IT – Inspired by one of the original LINCOLN LOGS builds, the "Meeting House," this 100th Anniversary Tin will evoke nostalgia in older generations and bring happiness to children. The manual offers three building ideas: a tall tower, two small houses with a bonfire, and a large cabin. Children can follow these guides or mix and match to build their own structures.
  • 111 ALL-WOOD PIECES – The package includes 111 pieces made of real, high-quality maple wood. Each has indentations that can be used to connect it with others. Pieces are included for the roof, roof facade, walls, chimney, porch, fences, bonfire, and bonfire seats.
  • COLORFUL DESIGN – These exquisitely crafted LINCOLN LOGS are beautifully stained, like a true cabin’s finish. Each piece is colored with precision and careful attention to detail to evoke the nostalgia of childhood. Most of the log blocks are stained bright brown. The face of the roof is a muted red, and the rooftops are forest-green.Care- Spot or wipe clean
  • EASY AND QUICK CLEAN-UP – All the pieces can be stored in the set’s collectible tin. The features make clean-up easier, as parents can store it in one container, keeping living spaces and children’s playing areas tidy and organized. The covered tin can be stored after play time for safe keeping.
  • AMERICA’S NATIONAL TOY– Invented in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, the son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, LINCOLN LOGS have become America’s National Toy. Beloved by four generations of builders, they provide hours of fun while building a solid foundation in STEAM/STEM subjects.

Maybe your children will be inspired to be an architect by playing with one of these sets of toys!

Related Activity Books:

These activity books will inspire children while they learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright’s style and architecture in general.

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Cut & Assemble Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House: A Full-Color Paper Model (Dover Children's Activity Books)
  • Gillon Jr., Edmund V. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 01/01/1988 (Publication Date) - Dover Publications (Publisher)
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Famous Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright Coloring Book (Dover American History Coloring Books)
  • DO0486293629
  • Bruce LaFontaine (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 48 Pages - 02/10/1997 (Publication Date) - Dover Publications (Publisher)
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I Heart Architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Mudpuppy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 64 Pages - 05/23/2017 (Publication Date) - Mudpuppy (Publisher)

Let us know how you enjoyed this unit study and if came up with any of your own activities to go with it!