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Frank Lloyd Wright

falling waterFrank Lloyd Wright “Falling Water”

3rd Grade


Wright wikipedia

Fallingwater wikipedia

About Frank Lloyd Wright – from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Biography of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in Chicago

About Fallingwater

Fallingwater video

Frank Lloyd Wright at the Art Institute of Chicago

Children’s books about Frank Lloyd Wright are available at the Downers Grove library and the Hillcrest library, including “Moxie: The Dachshund of Fallingwater” by Cara Armstrong and “Fallingwater” by Marc Harshman.


Wright presentation

Teacher handout:

Wright teacher handout

Third grade end-of-year PIA summary handout


Wright prezi

Video showing 3d virtual model of the construction of Fallingwater (might be fun to show during the presentation)

Galinda’s powerpoint presentation (no script)

Art Project Ideas:

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired ties or t-shirts

Bubble Window Project

Faux Stained Glass

Wright-inspired houses


Notes from Previous Presentations

Please contribute your comments, helpful suggestions, websites, presentations, and/or art project ideas to the above link. The kids and future volunteers would benefit so much. THANKS!


Photos from Previous Presentations

Please share any pictures or videos you took during your presentation. They can be uploaded to the above link. If you send the pictures to [email protected], we will send them to the parents. THANKS!

  • The presentation should not take more than 15 minutes.  Allow students at least 45 minutes to do the art project.  Asking for about 1 hour 15 minutes total should give you enough time without rushing.
  • It’s a VERY good idea to have at least one parent helper to pass around supplies, assist, take photos, clean up, etc.
  • If volunteers are in short supply, consider combining all the third graders for the presentation into one classroom.  After the presentation, the kids can return to their respective classrooms to do the art project.  There will need to be at least one parent volunteer in each class during the art project.  More time should be scheduled with the combined classroom setup.
  • For whatever art project you do, please be sure to check on availability of supplies from PIA cabinet or art room well ahead of time so they can be ordered at a discounted price.  If you end up buying your own supplies, please be sure to submit an expense voucher to be reimbursed so we can keep track of actual expenses.