Transformations

Summary These four lessons explore how tragedy and triumph transformed Chicago in the late 1800s, and how that transformation had ripple effects around the world. Students examine various works of art, informational texts, and primary sources in order to analyze how Chicago was transformed by the devastation of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, the […]

Transformations: How Frank Lloyd Wright Transformed the American Home

Lesson Authors: Megan Clark, Chicago History Museum Demetra Disotaur, District 65 Shannon Greve, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Jan Kieckhefer, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Colleen McGinley, Dewey Academy of Fine Arts Heidi Moisan, Chicago History Museum Sue Stone, Chicago Academy Summary In this lesson students encounter the innovative designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect […]

Transformations: From the Chicago Fire to the World’s Fair on the Cover of The Inter Ocean

Authors: Megan Clark, Chicago History Museum Demetra Disotaur, District 65 Shannon Greve,Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Jan Kieckhefer, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Colleen McGinley, Dewey Academy of Fine Arts Heidi Moisan, Chicago History Museum Sue Stone, Chicago Academy Summary: This lesson is built around a cover image from the October 9, 1893 issue of […]

Transformations: The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893: Transforming the World at the Fair

Authors: Megan Clark, Chicago History Museum Demetra Disotaur, District 65 Shannon Greve, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Jan Kieckhefer, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Colleen McGinley, Dewey Academy of Fine Arts Heidi Moisan, Chicago History Museum Sue Stone, Chicago Academy Summary: This lesson explores how the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 helped transform the lives […]

Transformations: Memories of the Fire that Transformed Chicago

Authors: Megan Clark, Chicago History Museum Demetra Disotaur, District 65 Shannon Greve, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Jan Kieckhefer, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Colleen McGinley, Dewey Academy of Fine Arts Heidi Moisan, Chicago History Museum Sue Stone, Chicago Academy Summary: In this lesson students will examine four different sources to learn about the Great Chicago Fire […]

Memories of the Chicago Fire in 1871

Author: Chicago History Museum Staff At First Glance What do you notice first in the painting? Why is your eye drawn there? What do you think is happening in this scene? What do you see that makes you think that? What colors do you see? Why do you think the artist used those colors? Read […]

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Playroom

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Staff At First Glance These photographs show the two ends of one playroom. Does this room look big or small? What objects are in the room? Based on what you see, what kinds of activities could have happened here? Where is the light coming from? What colors do you see? […]

Along the Plaisance, Chicago Tribune supplement

Author: Chicago History Museum Staff At First Glance What is the first thing you notice in this picture? What details do you see? Where do you think this scene is taking place? How would you describe this scene to somebody who hasn’t seen this work of art? Read to Build Knowledge Pretend you are living […]