Haley OMalley and her classmates are going on a class trip to Chicago. Before leaving, they will learn about the citys 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 Americas most important industrial and economic centers. It was also the home to the worlds first skyscrapers. The class will also learn about Chicagos extreme climate, its most famous residents, the local flora and fauna, and the citys many museums. Haley and her friends will also get to enjoy Chicagos most famous fooddeep-dish Chicago-style pizza. Join the class on their visit to one of Americas most unique cities and see why the Second City is first in the hearts of those who live there.