The Bold Plans Big Dreams Educators Resource Guide is a collection of resources that facilitates incorporating the study of metropolitan Chicago into daily teaching. The guide includes clickable links to and PDFs of lessons, activities and multiple educational resources as well as images presented in PowerPoint format and as digital files.
Burnham’s Plan of Chicago provides many points of entry for studying a variety of topics across a variety of academic disciplines. The major themes covered by the study of Burnham’s Plan include:
Design —Map-making and Illustration
Open Space—Lake Michigan, Parks, and
Transportation —Railroads, Harbors, Streets and Bridges
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor for Education
the McCormick Foundation, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund and the Steans Family Foundation for additional support and to our education partner the Polk Bros. Foundation Center for Chicago Education at DePaul University.