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Pope-Leighey House Build

Posted on November 24, 2016 at 12:55 AM
Minecraft Build: Pope-Leighey House




In this lesson we will learn about Frank Lloyd Wright, usonian architecture, and Loren Pope. Students are encouraged to use this as a guide and enhance this project with their own research. We will be furthering this lesson with a field trip to the Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria, Virginia. 

The Pope-Leighey House:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope-Leighey_House

http://www.nbm.org/about-us/publications/blueprints/the-pope-leighey-house.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/aboutpope-leighey/ (This is also the website where you can schedule a tour and has more pictures of the house).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-MZSoAGOiM



Frank Lloyd Wright:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright

http://www.franklloydwright.org/

http://www.biography.com/people/frank-lloyd-wright-9537511

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L4_d1rX4cA (This is a long one. I haven't watched the whole episode yet).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvjv3QGeGX8 (Great music with this one).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0Yo2e-kRWM

There is a book entitled Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids. You can access the ebook here: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Kids-Activites/dp/155652207X

Check out the Frank Lloyd Wrightcraft page on Facebook. There is an entry with a Pope-Leighy build.

https://www.facebook.com/franklloydwrightcraft


Usonian Architecture:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usonia

http://wrightinalabama.com/?p=463

http://architecture.about.com/od/franklloydwright/g/usonian.htm


Loren Pope:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loren_Pope


Vocabulary Words:

(Please indicate the origin of the word too).

Clerestory

Cantilever

Radiant

Carport

Usonian

 


Follow-Up Questions:

Would you like to sleep in the bed designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?

How many chairs were in the house compared to your house?

Would you like to have that bedroom? To share that room with your sibling(s)?

Is there enough room in the bedroom for all of your belongings?

Compare the kitchen to the kitchen at your house.

Why did Frank Lloyd Wright choose these particular building materials?

Would you want to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright House? Why or why not?



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