This unit was designed in conjunction with the Chicago History Museum's Chicago Literacy Project,
funded by the Polk Bros. Foundation


Unit Plan


Week 1 Chicago Changes

Week 2 Chicago's First People

Week 2 Assessment

Week 3 Chicago's Development

Week 3 Assessment

Week 4 Chicago's Past Change Makers

Week 4 Assessment

Week 5 Chicago Present Change Makers

Culminating Project



Chicago Challenges, Choices, Changes 

Chicago texts from the Center for Urban Education

This set includes texts used in this unit plan and other texts teachers can use as resources.