Social Studies

Chicago History

We've been researching the history of Chicago and it's people. Below are some links to help us continue our research and further our knowledge of the expansion and development of our incredible city. 

  • The Chicago History Museum has an online exhibit that showcases the Great Fire.  Click on the link to explore the exhibit.
  • Discover Chicago and connect the city’s past to life today. My Chicago is designed for children ages 6–12, and uses the symbols and design of the Chicago flag to explore the city’s rich and diverse history.


The Great Chicago Fire of 1871