|Public Art in Chicago History|
Public Art in Chicago HistoryPublic Art in Chicago History (PACH) was a yearlong professional and curriculum development program for Chicago Public School teachers. It focused on investigating ways to integrate public art into middle and high school classrooms. Participating teachers attended five workshops in which they viewed significant works of public art in downtown Chicago, read books and articles by historians and art historians about those works of art, and discussed key concepts of visual literacy to help them use the works of art and many others in their classroom instruction.
PACH focused on four key topics: downtown sculpture, the Marquette building's mosaics and sculpture, the DuSable (Michigan Avenue) Bridge sculpture, and the sculptures of Lincoln Park. The faculty and participants collaborated to develop of curriculum materials. Click here to view and download the curriculum materials for free.
All curriculum materials © 2012 by the Chicago Metro History Education Center.