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Video, Lesson Plan, and Handouts: The Great Chicago Fire

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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the deadliest fires in U.S. history, and it changed our ideas of fire safety forever. Watch as retired National Fire Protection Association’s Casey Grant and Lauren Tarshis, author of the “I Survived” series, talk about this catastrophe.

Lesson Plan and Handouts

Check out these handouts to preteach vocabulary and help your students make real-life connections between the Chicago Fire of 1871 and fire safety in their own lives.

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