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Chapter Assessment Internet Activity

Want to show what you know? Use the Internet and the preselected Web sites provided below to complete the end-of-chapter Internet activity.

Alternative Assessment

Use the Web sites below to find out more about the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. In a small group, make a list of the "famous firsts," such as the first elevated railway, introduced at the exposition. Illustrate your list, adding pictures and informative captions, on a colorful poster for display in the classroom.

World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 http://columbus.gl.iit.edu/
Extremely detailed and well-researched site about the Chicago World's Fair of 1893.

World's Fairs and Expositions: Defining America and the World, 1876–1916 http://www.boondocksnet.com/ expos/ index.html
This Web site provides numerous links to all of the world's fairs held in the United States between 1876 and 1916, including the Philadelphia fair of 1876 and the St. Louis fair of 1904. Links offer textual descriptions and visual artifacts of the fairs.