Chicago History Minute

On April 21, 1855, the city of Chicago withstood its first civil disturbance, the Lager Beer Riot. Although 60 were arrested and only 1 died, the riot would usher in a new partisan era for 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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