The Great Fire

With this content pack inspired by the novel The Great Fire by Jim Murphy, students will be able to recreate its key scenes. The well-researched book uses personal accounts of survivors to tell the story of the Great Fire of 1971 in Chicago, one of the most significant and devastating disasters in American history. Additional exercises could include identifying the internal and external conflicts of its real-life survivors, analyzing character traits, describing mood and tone, and defining key vocabulary. Apply the keyword #The Great Fire to show all content from this pack in the Comic Maker.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Wonders 2020 (K-5) — Wonders 2020, Grade 3 Unit 3.
  • Wonders 2023 (K-5) — Wonders 2023, Grade 3 Unit 3.
  • Into Literature (6-12)