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Chicago History for Kids Triumphs and Tragedies of the Windy City Includes 21 Activities

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ISBN-10: 1556526547

ISBN-13: 9781556526541

Edition: 2007

Authors: Owen Hurd, Gary Johnson

List price: $16.95
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 11.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Owen Hurd is a former editor at several Chicago publishers and is now a freelance writer. Gary Johnson is president of the Chicago History Museum.

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