Nine great common core-aligned activities from the Industry and Immigration era in US history. Includes the step-by-step process that immigrants went through at Ellis Island, a series of theories about how the Chicago Fire started, primary sources about the Haymarket Affair, and more!
Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University - large educational website about the events leading up to the Haymarket Riot, the subsequent trial and executions, etc. Little-known fact: May Day 1886 was the day of the general strike in Chicago to ask for an 8 hour work day. The Riot was May 4th, as police and protesters clashed over deaths of protesters the previous day. This links to historical materials; follow the link to the "Haymarket Drama" for more information.