Masks required in Abakanowicz Research Center; optional for rest of Museum MORE

The Chicago Literacies program partners with fifteen Chicago public schools throughout a school year to support third and fourth grade teachers in strengthening their bilingual (English/Spanish) students’ reading skills while learning about Chicago. This free program offers 21 English/Spanish articles with accompanying read along audios that focus on Chicago Stories. All articles come with fully developed lesson plans for educators. The program also offers teacher professional development, museum visits, classroom visits, student and parent workshops, and culminates in a family event at the Museum that features students’ work. Its curricular approach is culturally relevant and focuses on the challenges, choices, and Changes Chicagoans face with the hope of connecting migrant and first-generation Chicagoans to their city and inspiring them to plan for the future.

Interested in participating in the Chicago Literacies program? Contact our program coordinator.

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Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories