Welcome to the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom
The Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom is a resource center developed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s education department as a free online learning tool for K-12 students and virtual engagement for families.
The Virtual Classroom combines fun, real-world lessons with Wright’s famed principles of organic architecture and solutions-based design, each STEAM-focused lesson will offer students its own variation of hands-on activities that encourage them to think critically and creatively.
Though we launched with an initial six-week component, the Virtual Classroom continues with new projects and mini lessons for summer. We’ll be back weekly with more fun and engaging education activities for kids of all ages! Look for new Activity announcements on our social media each Wednesday.
We enjoy seeing your work. Share your Activity drawings and projects with us on the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Facebook page.
Additionally, all of the Activities will stay here in the Virtual Classroom to work on in the future. If you wish to try any of the Activities again or work on them at your own pace, simply click on the Activity links and enjoy!
Teacher’s Virtual Classroom
Let the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation help you prep for the upcoming fall semester class with the lesson packets below. These lesson packets include two activities and an optional virtual tour with an educator at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation! These packets include content that range on multiple subjects from science, technology, art, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) to help you teach your students in the classroom or virtually. The AZ state standards and Next Generation Science Standards are also included into these packets. Simply pick the packet you would like to teach and include it into your curriculum.
Please click on one of the lesson selections below to start the lesson packet:
If you have any questions or would like to book a virtual field trip with an educator please email email@example.com.
Please note that virtual field trips are one hour. Virtual tours start at 10:00 am MST and end at 11:00 am MST on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Prices are as follows:
- $5 dollars per student
- Teachers are free
Virtual Classroom Activities for Summer
Virtual Classroom Activities 1 – 6:
6-part project inspired by Wright art glass
For the initial first 6 Virtual Classroom lessons, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation collaborated with the Paradise Valley School District to create K-12 curriculum that has been test-piloted across hundreds of students within the district. These 6 activities represent an abbreviated version of that original program, drawn from those learnings and programming.
Remember, the Virtual Classroom continues beyond this first capsule of 6 activities. We’ll be back weekly with more! Look for new Activity announcements here and on our social media on Wednesdays.
This project was funded in part by generous grants from:
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Education Activity Kit
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Education Activity Kit provides a fun way to have Wright-inspired tools and supplies at home for the K-12 Virtual activities offered here in the Virtual Classroom! It’s a fun care package for all of us who love Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture, and design. The kit includes: two books, Who Built That? Modern Houses and Taliesin West Desert Laboratory Guidebook; a 24-pack of colored pencils with sharpener; a handy Alumidrafter measuring tool featuring an inspiring Wright quote; decorative origami paper; and two stickers representing iconic landmarks found at Taliesin West: the red “Whirling Arrow” logo, and the dragon, fashioned after the beloved fire-breathing sculpture on the property.
Warning: grown-ups will be tempted to borrow these prized kit supplies too!
More Hands-on Activities To Try at Home
We use Frank Lloyd Wright’s revolutionary design concepts and buildings at Taliesin West to educate and inspire people of all ages.
Click on the link below to explore and discover science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts through fun, interactive activities inspired by Wright. These activities present an opportunity to share ideas and personal opinions, surprise each other, and discover the world through a new lens.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is dedicated to providing quality STEAM education experiences to challenge young people around the world to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. During this uncertain time, with families around the world keeping their kids engaged in learning activities, the Foundation is proud to offer these lessons and other activities free of charge. Your support helps the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation keep their staff employed and creating education programs at this critical time, and long into the future.
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