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CHM at Home | Families (April 9)

The Chicago flag is well-known for its design with the iconic four red stars, which represent Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire, the 1893 world’s fair, and the 1933 world’s fair. Since many things have happened in Chicago since 1933, some people have championed the idea to add a fifth star to the flag.

In this activity, kids get to decide what they think a fifth star on the Chicago flag would represent. Ask them to write or draw an explanation for their choice. Share about your fifth star on social media using the hashtag #CHMatHomeFamilies.

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