Set Sail! Chicago’s beaches along Lake Michigan are fantastic places to play outside and breath in some cooler air. They are also home to sailboat races all summer long. Make your own cork boat, then test how well it floats as you set sail!
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Windy City Kites Chicago is often called the Windy City. It earned this nickname because politicians and organizers were bragging about Chicago while lobbying to be the host city for the 1893 world’s fair. Today, most people associate it with our gusty weather. Make your own paper bag kite and see how high you can More
A Tough Call and Your Homerun Choices Read or listen to the story A Tough Call to find how the White Sox dominated baseball during the mid 1910s and the scandal that ruined the 1919 season. In the story, meet Danny, a huge White Sox fan, who draws lessons from the past to make his More
Hood by Hood: Discovering Chicago’s Neighborhoods After exploring the cultural richness of some of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods, did it make you think about your neighborhood? If your neighborhood was explored, what else would you like the rest of Chicago to know about it? As a Chicagoan, you have a hand in what the future of More
Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood is one of the most famous planned neighborhoods in the US and is notable for its role in US labor history. George M. Pullman may have built the neighborhood, but it was the Pullman Porters who worked on his luxury train cars who made history in 1925 when they formed the first More