I survived the great chicago fire, 1871 megapack by becky blair. Jim murphy, the great fire grade 6 originally published in new york. The great fire by jim murphy deer creek middle school. Why do you think the author started by presenting this information. But then oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city, but in the middle of a terrible fire. This highinterest book series is always a winner with my students. Here are five things you probably didnt know about the great chicago fire that. Throughout history, the fire has been attributed to mrs. One of the disastrous events during his presidency was the great chicago fire of 1871. Here are five things you probably didnt know about the.
Title the great chicago fire essential events series author. The great fire is a story for children and young adults, written by jim murphy about the great chicago fire of 1871, which caused the destruction of most of the city of chicago. Chicagos growth in the mid19th century was unprecedented. This star stands for the great chicago fire of 1871. The great chicago fire of 1871 living history of illinois. Great chicago fire simple english wikipedia, the free. Pdf the great chicago fire download full pdf book download. Summarize the basic facts of the great chicago fire as outlined on pages 68. It burned until tuesday october 10, 1871 when rain started to fall. Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including oscar. I kept it handy in the car for a week or so before the trip, and they read it again and again.
In october 1871, a fire that began in a barn in chicago spread throughout much of the city. The great fire of 1871 was one of the most colossal disasters in american history. The great fire of chicago was one of the most damaging fires in american history. If you want to learn about the fore ypuy should read this book. What became known as the great chicago fire was a massive firestorm that moved faster than most men could run, fueled by southwest winds of at least 30 miles per hour. Chicago fire of 1871, conflagration that began on october 8, 1871, and burned until early october 10, devastating an expansive swath of the city of chicago. They lost a hose and other firefighting equipment, including one of seventeen steam fire engines and a hose cart. This series tells the stories of important historical disas. Set the mood for students by explaining that they are going to hear about a terrible time in chicagos history. It was sunday and an unusually warm evening for october eighth, so daniel peg leg sullivan left his stifling little house in the west side of chicago and went to visit neighbors.
The great fire of 1871 was one of most colossal disasters in american history. An eyewitness account of the great chicago fire, 1871 introduction. Teachingbooks i survived the great chicago fire, 1871. I survived the great chicago fire, 1871 book units teacher. The fire finally abated as the winds from the frontal system diminished and a light drizzle began falling late that monday night. Louis as the fourthlargest city in america and sat poised to become a major player on the international scene. An anthology of fire narratives the great chicago fire. It all began one sunday evening when a small fire broke out inside the olearys barn. Short stories with moral paperback click the hyperlink under to download and read fart book african bean fart adventures in the jungle.
Sometime around nine oclock on the evening of octo ber 8, 1871, a fire was spotted i n a wooden barn on the south side of chicago. No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear. I survived the great chicago fire, 1871 by lauren tarshis. In my classroom, we use the i survived series for book clubs. At first there was a fire at a farm then when to chicago it was way worst. It killed hundreds of people, destroyed thousands of buildings, and left almost 100,000 people homeless. The great chicago fire was a large fire that started on sunday october 8, 1871 in chicago, illinois, united states. Fiction and nonfiction about the great chicago fire of 1871 score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. This book is about a boy named oscar who didnt want to come to chicago but he did. What did the people of the time know for sure about the cause of the fire. In october 1871, chicago was the fourth largest city in the united states with over.
Excerpt from the great fire by jim murphy 1 it was sunday and an unusuallywarm evening for october eighth, so daniel peg leg sullivan left his stifling little house in the west side of chicago and went to visit neighbors. The fire killed approximately 300 people, destroyed roughly 3. Here is the place for me to share some of the things i love. The great chicago fire destroyed a major american city, making it one of the most destructive disasters of the 19th century. Two boys sit on top of a partial stone wall in the wreckage of a burnedout building at madison and clark streets, with the court house in the background following the great chicago fire of oct. The great fire by jim murphy the great fire by jim murphy is a nonfiction account of one of the most devastating disasters in american history. Pdf fart book african bean fart adventures in the jungle.
Pdf i survived the great chicago fire 1871 download full. This book presents the story of the great chicago fire with engaging graphic illustrations. The great fire of chicago quickly got out of control in some neighborhoods but not others. Oct 06, 2015 of course theres a bit more to the great chicago fire than a clumsy cow, and mrs. The goal of this three day exemplar is to give students the opportunity to use the reading and writing habits theyve been practicing on a regular basis to explore the historic great fire of chicago.
In its wake, the great chicago fire destroyed an area about four miles long and averaged three quarter mile wide. The great chicago fire reading, answering questions, and analyzing the text the great chicago fire by michael a. M y chicago c h i c a g o 15 the great chicago fire. They were fire everywhere, building and houses were burning and people were. Grade 6 cannaday the great fire council of the great city. Chicago, the lakeside fire memorial of the burning of chicago, 1871. The great chicago fire of 1871 chicagos population had exploded from about 4,000 people when it gained its first city charter in 1837, to 30,000 in 1850, then to an astounding 330,000 by 1871. For webquest or practice, print a copy of this quiz at the great chicago fire webquest print page. A close reading of the great fire by jim murphy excerpt. These close reading lessons all focus on texts of appropriate complexity for the grade. One of his stops was at the shingled cottage of patrick and atherine oleary. The great fire was a newbery medal honor book in 1996. Grade 6 cannaday the great fire council of the great. The great chicago fire was a conflagration that burned in the american city of chicago during october 810, 1871.
Overnight, the flourishing city of chicago was transformed into a smoldering wasteland. Set your reading block on fire with this novel study for i survived the great chicago fire, 1871 by lauren tarshis. After a hot and very dry summer, chicago was largely a wooden tinderbox awaiting a spark that would come on the sunday night of october 8, 1871. The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again. Two boys sit on top of a partial stone wall in the wreckage of a burnedout building at madison and clark streets, with the court house in the background. As they were headed to the palmer house hotel, oscar noticed that the fire from earlier was now huge and it was spreading fast through the city. Of course theres a bit more to the great chicago fire than a clumsy cow, and mrs. The great chicago fire of 1871 kay melchisedech olson.
The following questions are based on the accompanying documents. Chicago firefighters could not put out the fire even though many people tried to help. Over 60,000 buildings 90% made of wood were squeezed into the city limits, along with hundreds of miles of wooden streets and sidewalks. Dramatic illustrations and fastpaced text provide a youarethere experience. October 810, 1871 in october 1871, chicago was the fourth largest city in the united states with over 334,000 residents. Legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn and started the fire. I survived the great chicago fire, 1871 by lauren tarshis book 11 of the i survived series.