The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Learning Resources

Reading Lists

Compiled by librarians at the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Public Library, these selections are hand-picked for teachers to use with their students.

Chicago Public Schools

This list of print and online resources selected by the Chicago Public Schools [link to partner profile] Department of Libraries is targeted for use with 3rd and 8th graders to introduce students to important figures and events in Chicago history.  [CPS Burnham Booklist - PDF]

Chicago Public Library

The influence of Daniel Burnham can be seen today in cities and buildings around the world.  This list offers recommended readings organized by topic and age level that are available at the Chicago Public Library [link to partner profile] for introducing students to Burnham’s work. 
[CPL Burnham Booklist - PDF]

Educators Resource Guide

The Burnham Plan Centennial:
Bold Plans. Big Dreams

Incorporate the study of metropolitan Chicago into daily teaching with this collection of resources that links to lessons, activities and multiple educational resources across a variety of academic disciplines. [Download PDF or View Program  On-Line]

Feature Resources

The Plan of ChicagoThe Plan of Chicago

The online Encyclopedia of Chicago has a wealth of information including a fully digitized copy of the Burnham Plan.

Cloumbian Exposition

The Columbian Exposition

Explore Daniel Burnham’s vision of an ideal city with an interactive map of the World’s Fair of 1893.

Metro joeWho is Metro Joe?

Think you know Chicago and the 'burbs?  Play this online game that challenges your knowledge of the Chicago region.

Educational Programs

In and After School (K–16)

Schools and universities throughout the region are developing events and projects during the Burnham Plan Centennial.

The Burnham Blog

Several articles were written about Centennial education programs throughout 2009 on the Burnham Blog. To read these articles and browse other related posts, click here.

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