In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Author: Albert Einstein
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
We are going to read The Great Fire by Jim Murphy.
This was a great disaster, but it also showed the heroism and determination Americans had to survive and rebuild.
Every disaster always made our country safer by creating new safety laws…notice how many of the disasters were almost 100 years ago!
What do you think it means?
Does the title really mean fire?
What would make a city “ready” to burn?
Practice inferring and predicting