Great Chicago Stories
By Chicago History Museum
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Great Chicago Stories is a suite of 12 historical fiction narratives exploring key themes and events in Chicago's history. Each is told from the perspective of a young person confronting the social, technological, and political changes that have defined the city.
||CleanPeace (high school)||Join Julia at the anti-war protests in 1968 Chicago.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIt's a Long Way from Home (high school)||Discover the Jazz Age in 1920s Chicago with Louis and Robert.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAngelo's Saturdays (high school)||Explore Chicago in 1898 through the eyes of Italian newsboy Angelo.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHis Father's Namesake (high school)||The son of a condemned labor activist reflects on the 1886 Haymarket Affair.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhere the Neighborhood Ends (high school)||In 1956, Lane confronts the complex forces behind housing discrimination.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHalfway to Freedom (high school)||A runaway slave on the Underground Railroad makes a stop in 1850s Chicago.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHot Dog! (elementary)||Follow Allan to learn how the hot dog made history in Chicago.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJoseph's Railroad Dreams (elementary)||Explore Chicago's place in railroad history with train-fanatic Joseph.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Best of the Fair (elementary)||Experience with Lily the many wonders of the 1893 World's Fair.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTrading Mystery (elementary)||Unlock the secrets of Chicago's past as a fur-trade outpost.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanA Tough Call (elementary)||A lesson in White Sox history helps Danny solve a moral dilemma.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanA Bronzeville Story (elementary)||Penny confronts the promise and problems of Chicago during the Great Migration.||20 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|