Just Add Water: Making the City of Chicago

Just Add Water: Making the City of Chicago

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by Renee Kreczmer
     
 

From the Europeans who were first attracted to the area to Daniel Burnham’s solutions to overcrowding and transportation problems, this book walks through the history of Chicago. With 15 “Investigations” that explore creeks, prairies, forts, fires, and the world's fair, the book helps children develop interpretive skills through a range of social…  See more details below

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From the Europeans who were first attracted to the area to Daniel Burnham’s solutions to overcrowding and transportation problems, this book walks through the history of Chicago. With 15 “Investigations” that explore creeks, prairies, forts, fires, and the world's fair, the book helps children develop interpretive skills through a range of social studies. It answers questions such as How was the first community in Chicago started? What caused Chicago to boom? and What is meant by “a century of progress”?, prompting deeper research into the stories and landmarks kids hear and see in the Windy City. Written in alignment with state-mandated, local-history curriculum requirements for school-age children, the book is ideal for young Chicagoland residents who want to know more about their city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893121645
Publisher:
Lake Claremont Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
1,155,430
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Renee Kreczmer is a social studies teacher for the Chicago Public School District and has assisted in its social studies curriculum development. She has attended educational workshops with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Chicago History Museum and has completed coursework in Chicago history at Roosevelt University. For 15 years, she has been developing materials and methods for teaching the mandated Chicago curriculum to her third-grade students. She lives in Chicago.

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Just Add Water: Making the City of Chicago 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ren1955 More than 1 year ago
Although this book is about the history of Chicago and the area around it for the grader no less. Every parent and teacher should be reading this. Not only can you teach your child(ren) about the history of a great American City but it will give you ideas on ways to teach a single child or a whole class the history of your own city, town or state and you may even learn some too! I hope teachers will bring this book to the attention of their principles. Please get in touch with Ms Kreczmer and Thank her for her wonderful book. It may inspire your child in a whole different way!