For Kids & Teachers

The sites and stories of Wilshire Boulevard delight kids of all ages. Wilshire also offers a range of teaching opportunities, from local history to math.

See below for downloadable resources including a super-fun Kids' Guide, lesson plans developed for LAUSD teachers in 2005, a guide to religious spaces on Wilshire, and a five-part Reading Room series published by the Los Angeles Times in 2005.

For Kids


Kid's Guide to Wilshire Boulevard


The Sacred Places of Wilshire Boulevard: A Guide for Kids, by Kids

Spanish Glossary for The Sacred Places of Wilshire Boulevard


Los Angeles Times Reading Room Series: Touring Wilshire Boulevard (2005)

Lesson Plans for Teachers

Lesson 1: Mapping Wilshire

Lesson 2: Oil in Los Angeles

Lesson 3: Westlake Theatre

Lesson 4: Elks Club/Park Plaza Hotel

Lesson 5: St. Basil's Catholic Church and Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Lesson 6: Ambassador Hotel

Lesson 7: How Do Current Events Affect Culture?

Lesson 8: Form and Function: The Darkroom

Lesson 9: Adaptive Reuse

Lesson 10: Compare the Parks

Lesson 11: Los Angeles and the Automobile

Lesson plans developed in 2005 by Erin Sullivan