Chicago History Minute

In October of 1918, over 10,000 Chicagoans died from pneumonia, bronchitis and the flu. This was the peak of the devastation cause by such epidemics in the city.
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Chicago Architecture

Grades 3 to 5

Discover the basics of architecture and Chicago’s important role in architectural history though artifacts and design-and-build projects.

The Art of Construction

Taking on the roles of "architect" and "builder," students will explore architectural artifacts and then use their creativity and cooperative skills to design and construct their own buildings.

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Discovering Details

Students will explore the details of architectural ornamentation by comparing and contrasting antique and modern artifacts. They will then create their own shoebox interior design.

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