Chicago History for Kids: Triumphs and Tragedies of the by Owen Hurd

By Owen Hurd

From the local americans who lived within the Chicago region for millions of years, to the 1st ecu explorers Marquette and Jolliet, to the 2005 Chicago White Sox international sequence win, mom and dad, academics, and children will love this complete and fascinating historical past of the way Chicago grew to become the 3rd biggest urban within the U.S. Chicago’s marvelous and bold heritage comes alive via actions akin to construction a version of the unique Ferris Wheel, taking architectural strolling excursions of the 1st skyscrapers and Chicago’s oldest landmarks, and creating a Chicago-style hotdog. Serving as either a guide to little ones and their parents and a fascinating device for lecturers, this ebook information the 1st Chicagoan Jean Baptiste aspect du Sable, the fortress Dearborn bloodbath, the nice Chicago hearth of 1871, the development of the world’s first skyscraper, and the webhosting of 2 World’s gala's. as well as uncovering Windy urban treasures akin to the start of the colourful jazz period of Louis Armstrong and the paintings of Chicago poets, novelists, and songwriters, children also will find out about Chicago’s successful and tortured activities history. 

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They hunted for, grew, and gathered the items needed to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves. Although they engaged in trade with tribes from all over North America, Native Americans did not use money. As a result, Native Americans rarely needed to produce more than they themselves needed. European society, on the other hand, had developed a mercantile society. Different people specialized in different professions. Some were farmers, some were skilled craftspeople who, for example, made furniture or hats made from animal fur.

You can use Lincoln Logs to make your own version of Fort Dearborn. YO U ’ L L N E E D 1 set of Lincoln Logs Popsicle sticks (100 or so) Washable wood glue Rubber bands or garbage bag twist ties Assorted plastic toy soldiers and horses Study the illustration below and create your own version of Fort Dearborn using the Lincoln Logs. To build the fence surrounding the log buildings, lay six Popsicle sticks vertically on a flat surface. Then overlay two Popsicle sticks horizontally. Adjust the number of vertical Popsicle sticks so that the horizontal Popsicle sticks extend beyond 24 the vertical ones slightly.

So it’s not surprising that they were both instrumental in getting the Illinois & Michigan Canal built. The first shovelful of dirt was dug on July 4, 1836. Because of William B. Ogden (1805–1877), Chicago’s first mayor. CO U RT E S Y O F K E N A N H E I S E 35 625-CRP CHK_Interior 3/6/07 4:58 PM Page 36 financial problems, it took 12 years before the first barge traffic used the new canal. Transportation of goods skyrocketed after the canal was complete. By 1850, the population of Chicago approached 30,000, with almost 125,000 citizens residing in the surrounding counties.

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