Grade Range: 9-12Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Lessons & Activities, Reference MaterialsDate Posted: 7/7/2008
In this online reference page, students can learn how public transportation shaped the development of Chicago. This resource is included in the online exhibition entitled America on the Move, which focuses on transportation in US history.
Museum education, Self-paced learning modules, Thematic approach, Visual instruction
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The American Car Company of St. Louis, Missouri, built this 4-wheel, electric motor cars built fo...
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Tells the story of Benny Goodman growing up in Chicago, and how his family helped him fufill his ...
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