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Welcome to My Chicago, a new resource developed by the Chicago Historical Society and made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Discover Chicago and connect the city’s past to life today. My Chicago is designed for children ages 6–12, and uses the symbols and design of the Chicago flag to explore the city’s rich and diverse history.

My Chicago illustrates the themes of Chicago’s past and present by drawing on the collections of the Chicago Historical Society, including a variety of photographs, documents, and images of artifacts.

Use the "Downloads" portion of this site to access ten print lessons for use in the classroom or at home. Click on the "Games" portion of the site to enjoy online activities that further explore My Chicago's themes.


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