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From civic learning to core curriculum, we’ve got you covered.

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

Chicago Legacies

Select Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$25 per session or $60 for all three; 3 PD hours per session

2018–19 marks the anniversaries of several notable events in Chicago and the nation’s past that continue to resonate today. These workshops draw on the Museum’s collection and share strategies to spark investigations with your students about citizenship and the rights of people in the US.

  • October 20 – The 1968 Democratic National Convention
  • March 23 – The 1919 Race Riots
  • May 4 – Women’s Suffrage

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NEW! Teacher Tuesdays

October 23, January 29, February 12, March 12, April 30
5:00–7:00 p.m.
$3 per session; 2 PD hours

Join us for an informal evening that offers the opportunity to explore the Museum, meet with education staff, experience classroom resources, and get help with field trip planning. Each session will have a theme. Bring your questions and we’ll help you answer them!

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Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America 

Saturday, November 3, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$25; 3 PD hours

In the 1930s, Chicago emerged as a center for streamlined design, an aerodynamic style expressing optimism and a desire for speed and power. The popularity of the streamlined aesthetic prompted companies to incorporate it into a vast array of consumer products. At this session, explore our newest exhibition Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America and receive resources to incorporate design-thinking in your classroom.

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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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