Haley O’Malley and her classmates are going on a class trip to Chicago. Before leaving, they will learn about the city’s exciting history and discover little-known fascinating facts about the Windy City. Founded in 1781 by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, an African American from present-day Haiti, Chicago began as a trading post. A little more than 100 years later it was one of America’s most important industrial and economic centers. It was also the home to the world’s first skyscrapers. The class will also learn about Chicago’s extreme climate, its most famous residents, the local flora and fauna, and the city’s many museums. Haley and her friends will also get to enjoy Chicago’s most famous food—deep-dish “Chicago-style” pizza. Join the class on their visit to one of America’s most unique cities and see why the “Second City” is first in the hearts of those who live there.