Rex in the Classroom

The Rex parade traditionally illustrates a theme rich in references to history, mythology, geography and the arts-a colorful world inviting exploration. Rex in the Classroom was created to encourage and support that exploration by students of every age.

In this area you will find materials describing this year's Rex parade, including parade notes, illustrations, and web links. These materials may be used to support teachers' efforts as they help their students explore the theme and float titles of this year's Rex parade.

The theme of the 2016 Rex Procession is “Royal Gardens•Horti Regis.” The desire to be surrounded by beauty is as old as mankind itself. In every time and culture artists have arranged natural elements into gardens to please all of the senses. Emperors and Kings assured that their gardens were planned with as much care as their castles, and some of these gardens were counted among the wonders of the world. These splendid gardens, some known only from ancient illustrations and descriptions, will provide wonderful material for students to explore.

Parade bulletins are provided for classrooms participating in “Rex in the Classroom.”

To the extent possible we will post or provide links to student work as well as suggestions from educators for introducing. Please feel free to contact us through the Rex website with suggestions and feedback.

Available “Rex in the Classroom” materials: