Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America

Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America

Engage your students with creativity, innovation, and playfulness as you explore midcentury American design through furniture, toys, and household objects. Students will explore the history and philosophy of midcentury design with tactile examples in whimsical environments.

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Offered May 13 – May 31, Monday – Friday, at 9:45, 10:15, and 11:15


FREE for students; free for chaperones. One chaperone needed for every 10 students. Divide class into groups of 10.

Colorado Academic Standards (see more)

  • Social Studies
    • History
      • Ask questions, share information and discuss ideas about the past and present
      • Analyze the concepts of continuity and change and effect
  • Visual Arts
    • Observe and Learn to Comprehend
    • Relate and Connect to Transfer
    • Envision and Critique to Reflect
  • Language Arts
    • Oral Expression and Listening
    • Research and Reasoning

21st Century Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Invention
  • Self-Direction