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Our professional development programs provide rich and unique experiences with history. Connect with the Museum’s exhibitions and resources. Engage with staff and experts. Earn PD hours.



Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America

Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Recommended for teachers of grades 7 to 12. Earn 3 PD hours.

How do we identify “the enemy”? How do we keep our country safe without compromising civil liberties? Based on our newest exhibition Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, this seminar examines terror and espionage in America from the Revolutionary War through the War on Terrorism.

The session includes hands-on gallery activities in Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs, during which you will investigate important issues and utilize the accompanying teacher guide in small group work. Free resource materials will be available for educators to take home.

Cost: $25
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“Play Ball!”

Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open to teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. Earn 3 PD hours.

Baseball has always been America’s national pastime, but it also provides a lens on a wide range of historical issues—race and gender, crime and justice, popular culture and civic participation. The Chicago History Museum and the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at DePaul University invite you to a collaborative PD program to explore these issues through a variety of primary sources. Participants will examine the Black Sox scandal; the women and people of color who broke baseball’s traditional gender and racial barriers; and larger connections between baseball and American society.

This event is at capacity and registration has closed. To be added to the wait list, please e-mail Dave Bates, TPS-DePaul Project Director, at [email protected].

Cost: FREE

In-Service Programs

Are you interested in a custom in-service experience?
We’re happy to plan with you. To start a conversation, e-mail Heidi Moisan, school programs manager, at [email protected]


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