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The Great Chicago Fire Survivors

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students compare and contrast the experiences of two survivors of the Great Fire of Chicago using a Venn Diagram.
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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 – A Story of Human Tragedy and Triumph

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the effects of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In this American history lesson, students research primary and secondary sources regarding accounts of the fire and its effects. Students share their research finding in...
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Evaluating Eyewitness Reports

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the advantages and disadvantages of eyewitness accounts as records of history. They research several accounts of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and then compare and contrast each version to arrive at a final picture.
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The Great Chicago Fire Survivors

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners examine documents describing the experiences of survivors of the Great Chicago Fire, and write condolence letters.
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The Great Chicago Fire Survivors

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the Great Chicago Fire and create a reader's theater presentation that describes the experiences of survivors.
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Fire Safety

For Teachers K - 6th
After studying the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, teach your students some fire safety tips and techniques with this important PowerPoint. Not only does this presentation include tips, but it has facts about fire that are important to know...
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Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6

For Teachers 6th Standards
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the...
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Lesson 24: The Great Chicago Fire Survivors

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils, in groups, explore the Great Chicago Fire. They decide which moment from the fire is significant and create a story corner.
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Lesson 22: The Great Chicago Fire Survivors

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students, in groups, create a historical fiction story of a Great Chicago Fire survivor by writing a survival narrative.
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Lesson 18: The Great Chicago Fire: City of Wood

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the causes of the Great Fire of Chicago and draw conclusion as to the most probable cause and preventative actions that could have minimized the damage.
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The Great Chicago Fire: Did Mrs. O'Leary's Cow Really Cause It?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the Great Chicago Fire and its myths on how it started. They use their critical thinking skills to determine what really happened. They write an essay supporting their opinion on the fire.
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National Fire Prevention Week | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
Only you—and your students—can prevent fires! Show a short and informative video about National Fire Prevention Week in October to remind learners about proper fire usage, safety precautions, and family escape plans.
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America's Great Disasters

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The most famous American disasters - natural and otherwise - of the late 19th and early 20th century are the focus of this presentation. Detailing the 1865 sinking of the USS Saldana, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and the Influenza...
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The Great Chicago Fire: The O'Leary Hearing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students dramatized the O'Leary hearing regarding the Chicago fire using the transcript from the original hearings as a script.
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Lesson 25: The Great Chicago Fire Must Become a Movie

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write a persuasive letter asking James Cameron to choose their disaster for his next movie.
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What is Art?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners become familiar with the art and architecture and history of the Chicago World's Fair.  In this public arts project lesson, students compare and contrast fine art and public art through a study of the exhibits at the Chicago...
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Where the Buffalo Roam

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore what life in the Chicago area was like hundreds of years ago. They discuss how settlers impacted the environment, and why there are no longer herds of buffalo in the Chicago area today. They read an article and...
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Bovine Oversteps Boundaries

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders read a newspaper account of "Grady the Silo Cow" and complete news-writing activities. In this news-writing lesson, 7th graders read the newspaper account about the cow. Students examine newspapers and work in groups to...
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The Orphan Train

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do a girl in foster care and a 91-year-old widow have in common? A crossword puzzle related to Orphan Train highlights some of the similarities the two characters share in the book. The puzzle pulls out key details from the novel to...
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Introduction to Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns

For Students 6th - 8th
Challenge your middle schoolers to distinguish between common and proper nouns. Test takers identify and then label the nouns in a series of sentences as either common or proper. The resource could be used as an assessment or as an...
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Coal Mining: Lesson 8

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read about coal mining. In this coal mining lesson, 6th graders read Growing Up in Coal Country by John Mitchell and answer questions about his life. They work on prefixes, suffixes, and adjective clauses. 
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Mother Jones

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 34 multiple choice questions about Mother Jones. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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History, African Americans, The Blues

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
This lesson enables teachers to use blues music to explore the history of African Americans in the 20th century. By studying the content of blues songs, students can learn about the experiences and struggles of the working-class...

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