We’re watching “Chicago’s Western Suburbs: From Prairie Soil to Prairie Style” by PBS/WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer. It’s one of my favorite PBS shows (as all Baer shows are) and is a great intro to the Chciago unit and western ‘burbs. Kids wiill recognize lots of great places and learn some really interesting history on how our suburbs grew. We’ll share our thoughts here!
Here’s a map of the western burbs to help you navigate as we watch.
More info on Geoffery Baer is available here:
Your local library certainly has copies of his excellent DVDs. This is where I’ve borrowed mine!