As part of their studies of the Chicago unit in third grade, students navigate the city on a walking tour of notable Chicago landmarks.
Earlier this month, they took the L and learned about Chicago's grid street system. They walked up State Street to the river, then headed over to Michigan avenue. The group ended at the Water Tower and Holy Name Cathedral, two of the only structures that survived the Chicago Fire. On the way, they found buildings that were built shortly after the Chicago fire, as well as sculptures and relics that tell about Chicago's history, such as the DuSable Bridge and Pioneer Plaza. The teachers decided to do an in-depth study of Chicago's history, because they plan to do an in-depth study of Chicago's neighborhoods in the third quarter. In order to understand why Chicago is the way it is now, they wanted to make sure the students knew about Chicago's past first. Check out our third graders out and about in Chicago!