This Zip File contains many activities, quizzes, vocabulary activities and handouts that correspond with Jim Murphy's "The Great Fire". I have taught this unit many times and even took my students on a trolley tour of Chicago after we read the novel :) Very successful unit! Some activities include: The Index Game, Eye-Witness Accounts, Before/After Pictures of the Chicago Fire, Timeline Creation, Headline Activity etc. Plenty of activities to keep your students interested and engaged.
If you purchase the files, I can scan you student samples of the various activities--this always helps to show your students.