New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_NC461
People in the main walkway in Central Park on a sunny afternoon.
What are the people doing in this picture?
Describe the clothing that people are wearing.
Why is it useful to have a park in the middle of a big city?
What class of people are in this picture?
Find out how Frederick Law Olmstead hoped Central Park would be used.
Research some other places that Olmstead designed.
Math: Go out on the playground and measure an acre to get an idea of the size of Central Park, then figure out the area of the park in miles.
Science: Find out what kinds of trees and animals are found in Central Park.
English Language Arts: Design a park that would be useful to people of all ages living in your community.
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Melmed, Laura Krauss. New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z. HarperCollins Publishers, May 2005. ISBN: 0060548746