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Chicago History for Kids : Triumphs and Tragedies of the Windy City Includes 21 Activities - Owen Hurd

Chicago History for Kids

Triumphs and Tragedies of the Windy City Includes 21 Activities

By: Owen Hurd, Gary Johnson (Foreword by)


Published: 1st July 2007
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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From the Native Americans who lived in the Chicago area for thousands of years, to the first European explorers Marquette and Jolliet, to the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series win, parents, teachers, and kids will love this comprehensive and exciting history of how Chicago became the third largest city in the U.S. Chicago’s spectacular and impressive history comes alive through activities such as building a model of the original Ferris Wheel, taking architectural walking tours of the first skyscrapers and Chicago’s oldest landmarks, and making a Chicago-style hotdog. Serving as both a guide to kids and their parents and an engaging tool for teachers, this book details the first Chicagoan Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the Fort Dearborn Massacre, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the building of the world’s first skyscraper, and the hosting of two World’s Fairs. In addition to uncovering Windy City treasures such as the birth of the vibrant jazz era of Louis Armstrong and the work of Chicago poets, novelists, and songwriters, kids will also learn about Chicago’s triumphant and tortured sports history. 

Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Chicago Before Chicagoans Miniature Glaciers Bean Bag Chunkey -- 2 The First Chicagoans Construct a Model Longhouse -- 3 Explorers, Missionaries, Trappers, and Soldiers Mapping the New World Build a Replica of Fort Dearborn Walking/Bus Tour: Chicago??s Oldest Landmarks -- 4 From Small Town to Big City Re-create the Chicago River Watershed Walking Tour: Rosehill Cemetery -- 5 Reduced to Ashes Make a Pinhole Camera Plan a Fire Escape Route -- 6 Reaching New Heights Architectural Walking Tour: The First Skyscrapers Make Homemade Caramel Corn Build a Model of the Original Ferris Wheel -- 7 The Haves and the Have-Nots Create a Photographic Documentary of Your Home/Neighborhood Trace Your Family History -- 8 Turning Point Create Your Own Impressionist Painting -- 9 Gangsters Everywhere Walking Tour: Graceland Cemetery -- 10 The City Turns a Century Write a Poem About Your Street -- 11 Economic Growth, Political Upheaval Architectural Walking Tour: Modern Skyscrapers Make a Stained Glass Window -- 12 Chicago in the New Millennium Write Your Own Blues Song Make a Chicago-Style Hotdog -- Resources -- Bibliography-- Places to Visit -- Helpful Web Sites -- Index.

ISBN: 9781613740408
ISBN-10: 1613740409
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st July 2007
Publisher: Chicago Review Press