Architecture is the triumph
of Human Imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into
possession of his own Earth. It is at least the geometric pattern of things,
of life, of the human and social world. It is at best that magic framework
of reality that we sometimes touch upon when we use the word `order.'
On this website you will find all kinds of activities to do while we are reading The Wright 3. Notice that the activities are numbered and you will be asked to do different activities on different days.
We will be reading the biography of Frank Lloyd Wright in class, but if you want to learn more about him you might enjoy these sites.
From Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids
Visit the site of the archeologists that are uncovering Petra: The Great Temple
Museum Connection (4) As Ms. Hussey reads the newspaper article about the Robie House (page 16) the names of four museums are mentioned. Why? Take a look at the websites of these museums. Find at least 5 interesting things in each museum. You might do a search in each museum and see if they have anything done by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Art Connection (5) Ms. Hussey tells the students that the Robie House once had 174 art glass windows (page 20). Frank Lloyd Wright's window designs are still admired and prized today. Take a look at these sites to see the designs, then reproduce one of the designs using a paint program.
Literature Connection (6) Powell's Bookstore put free books in a giveaway box outside the store. (page 36) Petra found a copy of H.G. Wells' Invisible Man in the box with the words "an un-heard of piece of luck" underlined in the text. She decided to keep and read the book. You can read the book Invisible Man online at http://www.bartleby.com/1003/
illustration by Grahame Baker
Math Connection (7) Calder, who thinks in numbers is beginning to see patterns all around him. mom explains to Fibonacci and his numbers to him. (page 119) We will be working with Fibonacci numbers in class but if you want to learn more about Fibonacci numbers take a look at these sites.
Architectural Connection (8)
Real life Mystery
Some students are reading Michael Stadther's book, A Treasure's Trove. Readers decipher clues with in the words and illustrations in the book. These clues lead to jeweled brooches "In order to claim a jewel, one must find one of the twelve 18K gold tokens, each one redeemable for one jewel, that Stadther has hidden in twelve separate locations throughout the continental USA. "The tokens are not located in caves or underwater, or on mountaintops, or on private property. Nothing has to be moved or lifted to find them. They are hidden in places accessible to everyone," Stadther says."
Secret of Alchemist Dar the follow up to Treasure Trove, is in bookstores now. We also have several copies in the Center for checkout.
Below find related links to this mystery!
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You can also further explore mysteries as you take a look at science mysteries, art mysteries, and history mysteries.
list to use in your project
What is Art?
(12) One of the things Ms. Hussey wanted her students to think about it "what is art"? Today you are going to take a look at the work of different artists and determine whether you think what they do is "art". Before you start looking at the art read this article What is Art? and open this Word document.
If you would like to design an art car using
Microsoft Paint open
Right click on the image and click COPY. Find Microsoft Paint
under PROGRAMS and choose ACCESSORIES and choose MICROSOFT PAINT. Choose
EDIT and PASTE the car into Paint. Once the car is open in Paint use
the program to rotate the car. After you finish your designing you
will need to save the image as a GIF or a JPEG, do not save it as a Paint
image. After the image is saved open a Word document and INSERT you
picture. Send to the color printer.
Complete the online lesson (do not use this link) about The Ambassadors. You will need to open this Word document. To do this right click on this link; save the document on your "H" drive. When you are prompted to open--click on that. Fill in as many answers as you can.
Click here to see a PowerPoint of Ambiguous Art, Hidden Art, Impossible Art , Mysterious Art, trompe l'oeil, Anamorphic Art (permission for use pending)
Do you have any questions? Comments?