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

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

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

Relive Chicago's most spectacular events in this comprehensive and exciting activity book. Imagine being the first explorer to set foot in Chicago. See what it was like to dodge the flames of the Great Chicago Fire. Take a ride on the world's first Ferris wheel. Along the way you'll also learn how to play a Native American game, paint an Impressionist work of art, take an architectural walking tour, make a Chicago-style hot dog, and write a blues song.

Exploring events both triumphant and tragic, this book details the history of Chicago's earliest Native American inhabitants as well as the French-African fur trader and settler 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. Kids will discover windy City treasures such as Louis Armstrong's vibrant jazz legacy; the work of Chicago poets, novelists, and songwriters; and the story of Chicago's frustrated and proud sports history. Chicago History for Kids is a marvelous resource for those who want to enrich their understanding of this great city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613740408
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Series: For Kids Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 9 Years

About the Author

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.

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