Historical Disasters and The Great Chicago Fire
Students compare three historical songs that describe historical disasters using basic research techniques.
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Youth Emergency Preparedness
Go beyond the typical earthquake drill and prepare your learners to become proactive responders in the event of an emergency. From blackouts and droughts to thunderstorms and extreme cold, your class members will discover how disasters...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
America's Great Disasters
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Great Depression
The Great Depression does not fit into a simplistic narrative. This video introduces learners to the complicated and complex nature of this historical event in the United States with a heavy emphasis on the progression of economic...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Chicago Fire: Did Mrs. O'Leary's Cow Really Cause It?
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.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 – A Story of Human Tragedy and Triumph
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...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Evaluating Eyewitness Reports
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History