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Illinois

   
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Illinois Printables

 

Illinois Printable Blank Map

Illinois Printable Blank Flag

Illinois Printable Fact Sheet

Illinois Printable Scavenger Hunt

Midwestern States Label Me Map

Great Lakes Printable Map

 

Illinois Online Extras

 

Male Cardinal - wherethebirdsare.com

Illinois State Bird: Cardinal

 

Jigsaw

The American Midwest

Illinois State Bird: Cardinal

 

Top Five Facts

 

1. ) Chicago, known as the "Windy City" is the third largest city in America, and the largest city not on an ocean coastline.

2. ) The world’s first skyscaper was erected in Chicago in 1885.

3. ) Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution, banning slavery.

4. ) Chicago is home to the world’s largest cookie and cracker factory.

5. ) Des Plains, Illinois, was the site of the first McDonalds.

 

Illinois in History

 
Chief Black Hawk
 
Chief Black Hawk
 

Explorations of Marquette and Joliet

Explorations of Robert Sieur de la Salle

French and Indian War

Pontiac’s Rebellion

Black Hawk War

Nauvoo and the Mormon Trail

American Civil War

Union States in the Civil War

 

Abraham Lincoln

 

Abraham Lincoln in Depth

This is one of the web’s most comprehensive exhibits on our 16th president for kids. This section also contains numerous printable or interactive activities.

   

Abraham Lincoln Historical Places

This interactive map describes the many locations in which Abraham Lincoln lived, traveled, or performed work.

   

How does Illinois’ history compare to other states? Click below to try State History Rater

 
State History Racer
 

Illinois People

 

Michael Jordan

 

Abraham Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln

Ulysses S. Grant

Walt Disney

Shoeless Joe Jackson

Ernest Hemingway

Michael Jordan

Barack Obama

Michelle Obama

 
 

Illinois in Detail

 
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Chicago

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Selected Illinois Video – Abraham Lincoln’s Home