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Virtual Classroom

Welcome to the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom

ABOUT
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 activity will offer students hands-on projects that encourage creative and critical thinking.

TEACHER RESOURCES
Are you a teacher looking for innovative ways to engage your class with online learning? The Foundation also has ready-to-go virtual lesson packets as well as opportunities to set up virtual field trips with your students!

NEW ACTIVITIES POSTED EACH WEDNESDAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Families can continue to watch for new weekly activity announcements on our social media each Wednesday.

SHARE YOUR COMPLETED PROJECTS
We enjoy seeing your work. Share your activity drawings and projects with us on the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Facebook page or email them to us at education@franklloydwright.org

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

TEACHER RESOURCES

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:

Building for a Purpose:

PRE-LESSON

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

POST-LESSON

Patterns in the Sonoran Desert:

PRE-LESSON

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

POST-LESSON

If you have any questions or would like to book a virtual field trip with an educator please email education@franklloydwright.org.

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
  • $10 per chaperone
  • Teachers are free

 


 

Virtual Classroom Activities

 


 

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.

More family fun activities


 

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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