Boston! I know that a lot of people in the fifth grade are going to Boston in the summer, so maybe we will visit some of these sights.
Make Way For Ducklings!
Make Way For Ducklings is a famous book written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey. Robert McCloskey got
Make Way For Ducklings
Make Way For Ducklings
the motivation to the write the story when he was attending Vesper George Art School in Boston. He always fed the ducks in the Public Garden. Soon, he created a mural and a first draft of the book. The book was published in 1941. In 1942, the book won the Caldecott Medal for it's illustration. In the Public Gardens in Boston where, in the story, the ducks finally came to live, there now stands a bronze statue of of Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings (Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack). The tallest statue is only 38 in. tall, but the whole statue from front to back is 35 ft. The statue has made the Public Garden a famous place throughout the world.
Bunker Hill Monument!
Bunker Hill Monument
Bunker Hill Monument
The Bunker Hill Monument is a monument honoring the battle on June 17th, 1775 known as "The Battle of Bunker Hill", even though most of the fight took place on Breeds Hill. It's a 221 ft. tall granite monument. The granite came from a granite quarry in Quincy, Massechusetts. It's actually standing on Breeds Hill also. This battle was the first major battle of the American Revolution. The battle was between the British and the American Colonists. In the U.S. War for Independence, this battle was one of the most important colonial victories. Yay American Colonists!
New England Aquarium!The Aquarium is full of many different animals and exhibits, including the Giant Ocean Tank. This tank is a four-story coral reef. This tank is 23 ft. deep, 40 ft. wide, and holds 200,000 gallons of salt water! The 73 degree tank is so big, it was built first and everything else was built around it! The
Giant Ocean Tank
Giant Ocean Tank
Giant Ocean Tank is home to more than 600 animals, including the very famous Green Sea Turtle, Myrtle. She has been around since the aquarium was opened in 1969. Another exhibit is the Penguin exhibit. The Penguin exhibit surrounds the Giant Ocean Tank. The HUGE first floor exhibit contains more than 74 birds and more than 150,000 gallons of filtered salt water from Boston Harbor. I think this next exhibit is pretty cool! It is the Edge Of The Sea Touch Tank. Here, you can actually touch lobsters, hermit crabs and starfish!
Boston Public Library!
Boston Public Library
Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library opened in 1895. Even though it is a library, it's also famous for its paintings and sculptures and even just for its walls! There are two statues in front of the library are sculpted by the Boston Artist, Bela Pratt. The statues, set in place in 1912, represent art and science. Did you know there are about 7.5 million books in the Boston Public Library? That's a lot
of books!!
Franklin Park Zoo!
The Franklin Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the United States of America. This 72-acre zoo in Boston's largest park, Franklin Park. The zoo was founded in 1913. Franklin Park Zoo is run by the Zoo New England Corporation
Gorilla At Zoo
Gorilla At Zoo
which also runs Stone Zoo located in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Franklin Park Zoo has lots of exhibits. One of them is the Australian Exhibit, Outback Trail. This exhibit has kangaroos, sheep, exotic birds, and emus. The zoo also has a "Tropical Forest." It ha lots of birds and plants. It also has Lowland Gorillas! The zoo has other sites besides exhibits. It also has a carousel, a gift shop, and two restaurants!

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Sources!
Make Way For Ducklings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_Way_for_Ducklings
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM5AXH
Bunker Hill
http://www.charlestownonline.net/bunkerhillmonument.htm
http://www.nps.gov/bost/historyculture/bhm.htm

**http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/battles/bat_bhil.asp**
Boston a Pictorial Celebration by Jonathan M. Beagle (book)
New England Aquarium
http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/index.php
Boston a Pictorial Celebration by Jonathan M. Beagle (book)
Boston Public Library

Boston a Pictorial Celebration by Jonathan M. Beagle (book)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Public_Library#The_library_today
Franklin Park Zoo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Park_Zoo