Social Studies

The Great Chicago Fire

A Colossal Disaster in American History
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6 reviews for this class
Completed by 19 learners

55 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Meets once at a scheduled time
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Wed Jun 22

Meet once (1 day)
10pm - 10:55pm
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Fri Jul 15

Meet once (1 day)
3pm - 3:55pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
This course presents an overview of the events of the Great Chicago Fire. My courses follow an interactive, question-and-answer format, with lesson slides and a Kahoot Quiz at the end to reinforce the material covered. 
No preparation is needed to take this class, and no homework will be required. I base most of my classes on youth history books, and I recommend that students read Jim Murphy's, The Great Fire. I provide some overview materials in the classroom so students can get a general idea about the topic beforehand. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Recommended readling: Murphy, Jim. The Great Fire. New York: Scholastic Inc, 2006.
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The Kahoot quiz aims to increase student retention, but otherwise no grades are given. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Fire is destructive by nature, and many people died as a result of the fire, but the class will not dwell deeply on injury and death. Short Film

Encyclopedia of Chicago Fire Limits

Encyclopedia Britannica Infographic

Mrs. O’Leary and Her Cow Cleared of Starting Chicago Fire

Web of Memory


Mr. Marshall M.A.
Lives in the United States
History Buff
69 total reviews
116 completed classes

About Me

Before joining Outschool, I taught a U.S. History and Culture Overview to High School Students visiting from China at UCLA. Before that I taught U.S. History at Marymount California University for three years.
I studied history at Pepperdine... 
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