Giants in the Park ACTIVITY BOOK Plus Sticker Page is designed to engage students with coloring pages, primary source material, text highlighting notable history, multidisciplinary activities and 36 mini statue and park-themed stickers.
Students will explore online:
National Park Service
The statues and their histories determined the learning opportunities, so the exercises vary with respect to age level.
Eight of the park’s seventeen portrait statues are featured with learning activities, and an additional five monuments are highlighted with coloring pages. Less common words are introduced in the text to help young readers grow their vocabularies, while a glossary is provided to support student understanding.
8.5" x 11" For grades 3 and up
2011 Book of the Year Chicago Writers Association
2014 Certificate of Excellence Illinois State Historical Society
Giants in the Park is a history guide for the monuments in Lincoln Park, Chicago's largest and, historically, most important park. Monumental art encountered with this walking tour guidebook include "Lincoln the Man," La Salle, Grant, Sheridan, Schiller, Goethe, Altgeld ... seventeen portrait statues in all. Missing monuments and salient park history are documented as well.
'Lincoln the Man' is the most important statue on the tour and is a masterpiece of Augustus Saint Gaudens, the ranking American sculptor of his era.
The bronze of the French explorer La Salle is the most significant to Chicago's history. At it's unveiling in 1889, La Salle was celebrated as the man "to whose geographical discoveries American civilization owes a heavy debt."
The history behind each and every statue is unique and exciting. Throughout the book, connections exist to a wide variety of topics:
Lincoln Park's monumental art invites us to explore the old, to study the heroes of our Chicago forefathers, and through examining the realization of their likenesses, to glimpse moments and ideals from our great city's youth.
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Let Us Have Peace -- Ulysses S. Grant
“'Giants in the Park' is an essential item for any Chicago lover’s bookshelf.”
-- Rick Kogan, WGN
Thank you so much for your fascinating lecture -- everyone seemed riveted by your presentation. I learned so much!
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Alexander Hamilton (The Musical)
Very interesting, creative and educational way to see Chicago from a very unique perspective.
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2017 Certificate of Excellence Illinois State Historical Society
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North Shore Senior Center
Dare To Do Our Duty -- Abraham Lincoln
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