People: Have a list of great “Chciagoans?” If not, do it! If so, categorize them. Think: politicians, architects, musicians/artists, business people, celebrities, etc. You need 25 people to start researching. Also, where are you going with this? How will you teach the class what you’ve learned?
Architecture: Got your top 25 list done? Be prepared to DEFEND what you selected! You should know a little something about most of your buildings :) Also, where are you going with this? How will you teach the class what you’ve learned?
Geography: Once you’ve got your categories down, come up with 5-10 examples for each. Then, we can talk about where you’re going with an “end product.” How will you present the info you’re about to learn with the rest of the class?
Immigration: Continue to discover WHY, WHO, WHEN, and WHERE immigrants came to Chicagoland. Educate yourself so you may be a GREAT interviewer!
Literature: Type up a reflection, as a group, in your Google Doc. Once you do that, we’ll get rolling on “The Jungle!” Describe what Sandburg was writing about, the connections you made, and what you think Chicago was like in the early 1900’s.