The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Learning Resources

Visual Resources

Online sources for photographs, maps and other multimedia you can incorporate into teaching.

Encyclopedia of Chicago

The Encyclopedia of Chicago is a dynamic and unprecedented metropolitan history. Thousands of historical resources-including articles, photos, maps, broadsides and newspapers-related to Chicago's colorful and complex history are at your fingertips.

The Chicago Daily News

This collection from American Memory comprises over 55,000 images of urban life taken during the years 1902 to 1933 in the Chicago area. In addition to many Chicagoans, the images include politicians, actors, and other prominent people who stopped in Chicago during their travels and individual athletes and sports teams who came to Chicago.

Chicago Maps at the University of Chicago Library

The University of Chicago Map Collection is one of the largest university map libraries in North America. A large selection of Chicago maps from different eras, census maps, and social science maps are available online.

American Memory

American Memory provides free and open access to written and sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that chronicle the historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.

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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