Grade 8
A Moment in Time
  A Chicago Newsboy
(Use with p. 451.)

You can learn more about life in Chicago in the late 1800s and early 1900s by visiting these Internet sites.

The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory
Check out this fantastic resource on Chicago's history from the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University. The site focuses on the tragedy of the Great Chicago Fire and the rebirth of Chicago into a booming industrial city. Primary and secondary sources bring the troubles and triumph of Chicago in the late 1800s to life.

A Chronological History of Chicago, 1673 --
The Chicago Public Library provides this interactive timeline of Chicago's history. You can learn about the Great Fire of 1871, the World's Columbian Exposition, the Haymarket Riot, and more. In addition to covering major events in the city's history, the timeline entries give information on how the city grew as city government and public services were established and later as skyscrapers, tunnels, and subways changed life for Chicago's people.


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