Chicago After the Fire (A Webquest)

Below are the links that students need in class today:

Illinois Central Railroad

Chicago’s Union Stockyards 

World’s Fair of 1893 (also try this one!)

Sears Roebuck & Co. 

George Pullman

SS Eastland

Iroquois Theatre

Marshall Field’s (first one) & (second one)

Home Insurance Building

Haymarket Riot

Today students studied Chicago in the years after the Great Fire. Chicago’s population grew rapidly at this time, doubling 10 years after the fire, and again doubling at the turn of the century. How did this happen? Chicago was a hotbed of industry, immigration, and controversy during this time. Using the sheet below, students explored each of the topics, then organized their thoughts below.





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