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Websites

Websites for Chicago History


Great Chicago Stories - Use on laptop only. Website will not work well on an iPad.

Chicago for Young Scholars - Facts, Landmarks, and History of Chicago

 

My Chicago - Resource from the Chicago Historical Society

 

The Pullman Era - History Files on the Pullman Era

 

Reverse flow of Chicago River - article explaining reasons for reverse flow of Chicago River

 

 

 

 

Sources

Section 3.5 of the 3rd Grade D181 Information Literacy Standards:

Recognize the need for citing sources and record citation information (e.g., author, title, place of publication, publisher, copyright date) with prompting and support

 

Print these worksheets to take notes and to gather information about the sources you use in this project.

 

Book Note Taking Sheet

 

Encyclopedia Note Taking Sheet

 

Website Note Taking Sheet

 

Encyclopedia

Chicago Skyline

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Encyclopedias

World Book: Explore Illinois - This guide provides links to resources in World Book Online Reference Center.

Encyclopedia of Chicago - Chicago History Museum, Newberry Library, Northwestern University 

Harcourt Biographies - Various biographies 

Illinois Periodicals Online - Collection of periodicals related to Illinois

 

 

Individual Biographies

Jane Addams - Founder of Hull House

Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette - All Star River Explorers

Colonel Robert R. McCormick - short biography

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable - Illinois History biography

George Pullman - short biography

Prairie Pages

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