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December
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December
11

1893 World’s Fair

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Activities Stories help us imagine past times and places and connect with people from long ago. This week’s activities are based on a short story called Best of the Fair, which is about the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. It was an amazing world’s fair! More than 20 million people from around the world visited Chicago to More

    December
    11
    December
    11

    Built Environment

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    Activities The places we live, work, learn, and have fun as well as the roads and transportation systems that connect them are all designed and constructed by people. This is called the built environment, and it is all around you. This week, we’ll explore the built environment through activities that look at our own homes, More

      December
      11
      December
      11

      Artifacts

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      Activities Artifacts are all around us. They are objects that were made and used by people and often have amazing stories to share! Studying artifacts can help us learn about the people who made or owned them, how technology changes, what was important during different time periods, and why some things last longer than others. More

        December
        11
        December
        11

        Chicago Blues History

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        Activities Chicago is famous for a type of music called the blues. During the Great Migration, African Americans moved from southern states to northern states and brought blues music with them. As they settled into their new lives in cities, the music changed to reflect those places. In Chicago, it was electrified. Blues music became More

          December
          11
          December
          11

          Abraham Lincoln

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          Activities Abraham Lincoln is one of the most important presidents of the United States. He is the subject of more than 15,000 books and has been depicted in movies, on television, and in advertising. The Chicago History Museum has had many exhibitions about Lincoln throughout the years. Our collection has very special artifacts that help More

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