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					   Volume 1: Who Is That? Statues Across Illinois
      Volume 2: What Is That: Monuments and
              Memorials Across Illinois
        Books Created for Illinois Students, By Illinois Students
    Sponsored by the Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education
                (ICARE) of the Illinois Reading Council

IRC/ICARE Project Contact:                   Roxanne Farwick Owens, Ph.D.
                                             DePaul University School of Education,
                                             rowens@depaul.edu, 773.325.4329
                                      Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education

Statement of Purpose
Most cities and towns have statues, monuments, and memorials located somewhere in the
community that residents drive or walk past every day. Sometimes they notice them, sometimes
they don’t. Who or what do these artistic renderings honor and commemorate?

Illinois students and teachers are invited to participate in this unique literacy project designed to
gather information about statues, memorials, and monuments found in their community. Students
are asked to select a statue, memorial, or monument in their community, conduct research on it,
and write about the piece (the subject, the artist, the installation, the importance to the
community…). Students are asked to submit a manuscript document that includes information
AND a visual representation of the piece (photo or drawing). The documents will be compiled
into a two-volume set that will be distributed to participating schools.

This project was inspired by Krista August’s book Giants in the Park. In her book Krista
researched and wrote about the statues that grace Chicago’s Lincoln Park. She includes
information such as the subject of the statue, the artist who designed the statue, the benefactor
who commissioned the statue, and in many cases, also shared information about the actual
installation/unveiling ceremony, which she gathered from archival newspaper articles. She
includes original watercolor paintings she drew of each statue. Please check out her website for
ideas to use for your own manuscripts. http://www.lincolnparkstatues.com/

Who are the Giants in YOUR park? What are the events commemorated through
art in YOUR community? You might be amazed at what you unveil!
Timeline
Fall 2011: Participating school teachers and students create a submission detailing
information about a statue, monument, or memorial found in their community
(according to specifications outlined below)
December 16, 2011: Deadline for submission (electronically or hard copy) to
Project Director.
Winter 2012: ICARE Board of Directors select manuscripts to be included in final
book.
Spring 2012: Final volumes hardbound and distributed to all participating schools
and posted on IRC website

Instructions
We are compiling TWO volumes. Schools may submit one entry for EACH
volume. The entry for each volume should be a minimum of two pages and a
maximum of six pages. The entry can focus exclusively on one art piece, or on
multiple pieces but should not exceed six pages. One of the six pages should
include info about the LOCATION of the piece AND about the authors of the
submission (school name, participant names, etc). Volume I will focus on statues
of specific people. Volume II will focus on memorials and monuments honoring
groups of people (such as veterans) or commemorating events (such as particular
historical or noteworthy events in community).

   • One submission per school per Volume. Submission must be a minimum of
     two pages, maximum of six pages. (In other words, a school can submit up
     to six pages for consideration in Volume I-Statues of people, and up to six
     pages for consideration in Volume II—memorials and monuments honoring
     groups of people or commemorating events).

   • Within the maximum six pages submitted please include
       o info about the specific LOCATION of the statue,
       o info about the AUTHORS of the book (school name, participant
           names…),
       o citations of any references/sources used.

   • Manuscript document must be on 8 ½ x 11 white paper.

   • Use letter rather than landscape orientation for the page set-up.

   • Please leave a one-inch margin on the long edges of the paper.
• If submitting a hard copy, do not staple or bind pages together.

• If submitting an electronic copy, please save as .docx or pdf

Ø Text: Typed rather than handwritten text tends to look more polished. If
   you choose to stick with handwritten, please make sure that the print is dark
   enough to be photocopied for the final publication.

Ø Images: Feel free to use drawings, photos, digital images, etc. Please cite
   sources if images are download
Questions and Answers

What type of info should we include in our manuscript submission?
Possibilities include but are not limited to: Subject honored/commemorated by
the piece, artist who created the piece, benefactor who paid for the piece,
interesting facts about piece (has it always been in that spot, has it been altered
over the years…?), importance of the piece to the community, information
about the installation or unveiling of the piece (sometimes available from
historical society or newspaper archives or maybe even from a local community
member)…basically anything you think would be interesting/informative to the
readers. Also please include a drawing, photo, or digital image of the piece.

Can a school submit more than one entry? A school may submit one entry of up
to six pages for EACH volume. Please consider having multiple classrooms
collaborate on the project in order to involve more participants.

Can a school submit for one volume only or do we need to submit for both
volumes? A school may submit for one volume or the other, but schools are
welcome to submit for both volumes.

We don’t really have a statue, monument, or memorial in our local area. Can
we investigate one from a neighboring town? Sure! ICARE will select the best
manuscripts for inclusion, so there is no rule against writing about something
from a nearby area that is of interest to your students.

Besides the internet, where else should we look for information?
If your town/city has a local historical society, the staff there can usually be
quite helpful. Also worth considering: Local Library/local librarian, archives of
newspapers, older people in the community, City Hall, historical documents
such as town centennial celebration books…

Can we include photos of ourselves somewhere? As long as you send along
photo permission forms signed by parent/guardian, inclusion of photos of the
authors is fine.
                  SUBMISSION COVER SHEET

       VOLUME I: Who is That? Statues Across Illinois

Sponsored by the Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education
            (ICARE) of the Illinois Reading Council

Please complete this form and submit it with the electronic or hard copy of
your manuscript by December 16, 2011. Your manuscript should be a
maximum of six pages. Within those six pages please include info about the
art piece, an image of the art piece, specific location of the art piece,
information about the authors (school name, participant names, location),
and any source documentation.

TEACHER LEADER
(Please complete one form for EACH participating teacher leader)

NAME____________________________________________________

Title/Grade Level Taught:_____________________________________

School Name________________________________________________

School Address:______________________________________________

___________________________________________________________
        (City)         (Zip Code)           (County)

EMAIL address_______________________________________________

Best phone to reach you:_______________________________________

Submit an Electronic or Hard Copy of your manuscript by December 16,
2011to:

Roxanne Owens
DePaul School of Education, 2320 N. Kenmore, Chicago IL 60614
rowens@depaul.edu
                  SUBMISSION COVER SHEET

   VOLUME II: What is That? Memorials and Monuments
                    Across Illinois

Sponsored by the Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education
            (ICARE) of the Illinois Reading Council

Please complete this form and submit it with the electronic or hard copy of
your manuscript by December 16, 2011. Your manuscript should be a
maximum of six pages. Within those six pages please include info about the
art piece, an image of the art piece, specific location of the art piece,
information about the authors (school name, participant names, location),
and any source documentation.

TEACHER LEADER
(Please complete one form for EACH participating teacher leader)

NAME____________________________________________________

Title/Grade Level Taught:_____________________________________

School Name________________________________________________

School Address:______________________________________________

___________________________________________________________
        (City)         (Zip Code)           (County)

EMAIL address_______________________________________________

Best phone to reach you:_______________________________________

Submit an Electronic or Hard Copy of your manuscript by December 16,
2011to:

Roxanne Owens
DePaul School of Education, 2320 N. Kenmore, Chicago IL 60614
rowens@depaul.edu

				
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