Brooks Stevens Teacher Guide

The following interdisciplinary lesson plans are developed to accompany the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Brooks Stevens archives and Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World exhibition. They are intended primarily (but not exclusively) for middle and high school teachers who wish to introduce their students to the field of industrial design and the processes industrial designers utilize to design creative, useful, safe, and appealing mass-produced objects.

The lesson plans are developed to be used as a sequence of activities building on previous knowledge or as independent lessons to supplement school curriculum as needed. You will find information about how each lesson plan matches State of Wisconsin academic standards, lesson objectives, materials needed, how to implement the lesson, and background information, along with additional suggested activities for classroom use.