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Assignments for the Week of Nov. 22, 1999


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Pullmantown and Review
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) TEST - Chicago
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Debrief Test
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Turkey Break
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Turkey Break

Assignments for the Week of Nov. 15, 1999


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Union Negotiation Simulation
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The River Runs Red - Strikes and violence - Strike Chart Due
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Labor in Crisis - Documents - Pullmantown Due
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Great Chicago Fire and the Colombian Exposition - Assign "I Will."
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Great Chicago Fire and the Colombian Exposition

Assignments for the Week of Nov. 8, 1999


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Jacob Riis and the Immigrant Struggle
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Industrial Wedge - READ 14.4
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) PT Conferences
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Veteran's Day
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) PT Conferences

Assignments for the Week of Nov. 1, 1999


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Review Innovations Test - Intro Chicago - The Geography of a Great City
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Chicago History - The Hub of America - READ 14.2
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) From the Iron Horse to the Industrial Age
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Immigration - READ 15.1
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Immigrant Experience - READ 15.2


    With an appeal as  broad as it's shoulders, Chicago will go from a mudpile to a metropolis in the last half of the 19th Century.  Mirroring both the progress and problems faced by dozens of new urban centers, life in Chicago reflects the time in which it was built.   Cities were dependent upon the trade routes they had access to and Chicago was at the center of a geographic crossroads.  In addition, railroads, the champions of industrialization, fed new cities, giving them the resources they needed to help employ the millions of immigrants that flooded into the country.  But from these benefits, trouble soon surfaced.  The poor dominated the neighborhoods.   Education of the young took a back seat to labor.  And construction techniques, designed to save money, not lives, contributed to the Great Fire of 1871.   But showing its "I will" attitude, the city rebounded to end the century by hosting the Columbian Exposition, a global event marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the New World.  In our Chicago Unit we explore four themes:

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No City Like Chicago - The Hub of America

Chicago and the Railroads - The Iron Horse feeds the Great Metropolis

"I will." - The phoenix rises from the flames to host the Columbian Exposition

Two views of Pullmantown


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Chapter 14.2 Chapter 15.1
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Chapter 15.2 Chapter 14.4
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