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About Great Chicago Stories

This two-year project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is the result of a collaborative effort between the Chicago History Museum, Chicago school teachers, a national advisory board, and professional writers. Area educators selected the topics, wrote unit plans, and tested the narratives and resources in their classrooms. Great Chicago Stories has been honored with three prestigious awards:

2008 Gold MUSE Award for Teaching and Outreach from the American Association of Museums Media & Technology Committeethe 2008 Gold MUSE Award for Teaching and Outreach from the American Association of Museums Media & Technology Committee,


2008 Award for Excellence in Published Resources, Student and Teacher Categorythe 2008 Award for Excellence in Published Resources, Student and Teacher Category, from the American Association of Museums Committee on Education,


2008 Best of the Web, in the Educational category, from Museums and the Weband the 2008 Best of the Web, in the Educational category, from Museums and the Web (the annual conference sponsored by Archives and Museum Informatics).


Learn more about how to use this resource in your classroom, project participants, and additional educational resources and opportunities at the Chicago History Museum.