The Great Chicago Fire
A Cause-and-Effect Investigation
From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters
On October 8, 1871, a fierce fire broke out in the bustling city of Chicago. Jumping rivers and burning miles of buildings and homes, the flames raged for more than two days. More than a hundred people died, and thousands were left homeless. Could the city have prevented this blaze?
To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did Chicago’s building methods add fuel to the fire? How did human error delay help when the fire broke out? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.3|
|BISACS||JNF025170, JNF025200, JNF051160|
|Dimensions||6 x 9|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||183867|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“[W]ithout being too gratuitous, gory, or sensational . . . [this series] will help students understand the impact of each disaster on history. . . . A strong choice for pleasure reading and report writing.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
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Provide readers with a deeper understanding of history through a cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, or what heroic acts led to the ultimate outcomes? Even the most reluctant readers won’t be able to resist… View available downloads →