Monday, April 20, 2009

Chicago Activities

Now that the weather is getting nicer, it's time to think about summer activities. I love to go to parks, festivals, and parades and Chicago has something going on every weekend. So, I'd like you to find 3 events to go to. Click on the first link on the right and you will go to the City of Chicago's Special Events website. Use the handout to find some events and then answer the questions on the other side of the paper. After you are finished, come back to the blog and write the answers to the questions so that your classmates can read about the events you want to go to. Also, be sure to read everyone's comments (click on the refresh button to see the new comments).

Have fun!

1. What events did you find?

2. Why are they interesting to you?

3. What other information do you want to find out about for having fun in Chicago?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Visit a Museum

With your partner, plan a trip to a museum. Use your imagination and pretend that both of you are going to go with your families. Choose one of the museums listed below. After you click on the link, find the information for the questions on your worksheet. You might need to click on other pages on the website like "Plan Your Visit", "Planning Your Visit", "Info", "Visit the Museum", or "Museum Visit". You also might need to click on other pages for directions, transportation, and activities/programs. Ask Kirsten for help if you can't find something.

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago Children's Museum

Chicago History Museum

Adler Planetarium

Field Museum of Natural History

Museum of Science and Industry

Shedd Aquarium

Notebaert Nature Museum

National Museum of Mexican Art

After you are finished, come back to the blog and answer these questions.

1. What is the name of the museum?

2. What hours and days is the museum open?

3. When are the free days?

4. What is the cost of general admission ($)?

5. What are you going to see at this museum?

6. What is the address?

7. What is the phone number?

8. How are you going to get there? What transportation are you going to use?

Now post your answers to the blog and read your classmates' information about other museums. If you see a museum that is interesting, ask Kirsten to help you print the information.