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From great culinary moments (the birth of the hot dog) to the rise of the skyscraper, Chicago has been privy to a number of important historical events. This award-winning website created by the Chicago History Museum allows visitors to explore the city's diverse past through historical fiction stories and artifacts from their collections. On the site, visitors can click on sections that include "Interactive History Map", "Story Audio", and "Classroom Activities". In the "Interactive History Map" area, visitors can click on stories that discuss public housing, the birth of the hot dog, the planned community of Pullman, and the early trading post history of the city. After choosing a story, visitors will be immersed in the historical experience via audio materials, a map, and a set of questions which round out each story. Visitors can also just listen to the whole story, and then learn more about the site in the "About Great Chicago Stories" overview area.
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Date Issued 2008
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Date of Scout Publication 2008-08-22
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