The publisher has produced a free Teaching
Guide (PDF, 312k) to help you apply the material in Chicago
History for Kids to classroom activities.
author is available to conduct in-class presentations to students
on a variety of topics, such as:
Origins of Chicago (From Prehistory to 1871)
Great Chicago Fire (1871 to 1893)
Labor in Chicago
Civil War in Chicago
Home Front (Chicago During the World Wars)
Great Migration (1916-1970)
Mayhem (Tragedies, Catastrophes, and Riots)
Industry, and the Growth of a Metropolis
Rights in Chicago
presentations can also be developed. For example, I once
did a presentation on George Pullman's contributions to Chicago as part
of a class field trip to the Pullman neighborhood and museum.
also used a mock quiz show format in which kids compete for
small prizes (or just the thrill of victory) by answering questions on
discuss topics and schedule a date, please send us an e-mail.