The Great Fire

Jim Murphy's "The Great Fire" vividly recounts the catastrophic events of the 1871 Chicago fire, weaving together personal accounts of survivors to construct a compelling narrative of one of America's most significant disasters. The book's meticulous research and heartfelt storytelling illuminate the human aspect of this historical event, highlighting resilience amid devastation. This topic pack allows students to bring to life the book's critical scenes, encouraging deep engagement with the experiences of real-life survivors, analysis of character traits, and exploration of the fire's profound impact. 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)