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Jean Baptiste du Sable
Who was the first settler of the Chicago area?

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To help protect the settlers from the Indians.
Why was Fort Dearborn built?

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The buildings were made out of steel and stone.
After the fire, how were these buildings made safer?

100

The United Center
I am the place where the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks play. What am I?

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The Potawatomi traveled along the Great Lakes to meet other American Indians to trade goods and share news. The explorers traveled along the Great Lakes to also trade goods with other people.
Why did the explorers decide to explore the Great Lakes Region?

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Potowatomi Indians
Who was the first known people to live where Chicago now stands?

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The Indians began to fight the settlers and many settlers were killed. This is known as the Fort Dearborn Massacre.
What terrible event happened at Fort Dearborn?

200

The World's Fair
What major event was the building for the Museum of Science and Industry originally built for?

200

The Sears Tower
I used to be the tallest building in the world. I am still the tallest building in Chicago as well as in the United States. What am I?

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Here are examples: Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable: He started a fur trading business, and traded furs with the American Indians. Father Marquette and Louis Jolliet: They explored the Mississippi River and the new land.
Pick an explorer of the Great Lakes region and tell what influences that person had on the area.

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Father Marquette and Louis Joliet
Who were the first known explorers of the Chicago River area?

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The Great Chicago Fire
What destroyed most of the city in 1871?

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The fur trade business
What type of business helped Chicago grow and become famous?

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Fort Dearborn, The Chicago Fire, The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the World's Fair of 1933.
What do the stars represent on the Chicago flag?

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The Chicago Fire and why The World's Fairs and why The Chicago River running backwards and why The building of Fort Dearborn and why Fort Dearborn Massacre and why
Think about the major events in Chicago's history. Pick on event and explain how the event affected the people of this region.

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John Kinzie
Who was known as the "father of Chicago"?

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Water Tower.
Name something that did not get destroyed by the Chicago Fire.

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They reversed the flow of the Chicago River because everyone was drinking the water supplied by Lake Michigan which contained sewage and industrial waste from the Chicago River. They wanted to make sure that the Chicagoans were drinking clean water.
Why did the city reverse the Chicago River and make it run backwards?

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The World's Fairs impacted the Chicago because it brought many people to Chicago to see the new buildings and inventions. It also provided jobs for people during the Great Depression who had lost their jobs. The nickname for the Columbian Exposition was the white city.
How did the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the World's Fair of 1933 impact Chicago? What nickname came from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893?

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They had to learn to share the land, how to get along Challenges: For a long time it was only the American Indians so sharing the land was difficult for them. At Fort Dearborn, trouble with the Indians grew and the Indians attacked the settlers known as the Fort Dearborn Massacre.
How did the relationships between American Indians and early settlers develop over time? What challenges did they face?

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Daniel Burnham
Who developed a plan for the land along Lake Michigan?

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wood
What were most of the houses made out of before the Great Fire?

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highways, parks and the shore along Lake Michigan
What kinds of things were built as a result of the Burnham Plan?

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The Potowatomi Indians were the first people to live on the land (Chicago).
How are the Potowatomi Indians connected with the early history of Chicago?

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Make sure to explain why :)
Pick one event in Chicago's history that is not listed on the flag and explain why it should be added to the flag!

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