Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born on March 27, 1886, in Germany and spent many years working there. In 1930, he became the director of the Bauhaus, a school of design, architecture, and applied arts. When it faced being forcibly closed by the Nazis in 1933, Ludwig closed the school. Four years later, he moved to the United States. We have a lapbook and a short story for learning more about today. Our short story read aloud allows us to eavesdrop on a fictional conversation between Ludwig and one of the teachers at his school. The Who Built It? lapbook gives us the opportunity to study and learn more about famous buildings from 14 different cities around the world.
Fits American history timeline.*
*If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timelines.