Daily Lessons for Teaching The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America

Erik Larson
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Objective: It is the late 1880's and Chicago is a big city where people come to gain independence and make it on their own. Thousands of people take the train to Chicago every day. Thousands leave Chicago every day too, but some are never heard from again. It is a violent city that has a large gray area between morality and vice. The aim of this lesson is to examine 1880's Chicago.

1) Class discussion. How was Chicago different in the 1880's to what it is now? What kind of people lived there and what sort of jobs did they have? Did the exposition make a big difference to the city? Do the students think the Exposition was given to the city because it was so rough and needed to change?

2) Divide the students into groups of three and ask them to research and develop a five minute presentation on the...

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