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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.

Virtual Teacher Workshop | Cultivating Civics in Your Classroom

Saturday, May 1, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. $20

Understanding civics and the role we as individuals play in a democracy is crucial to keep our society functioning. Discover resources created for with Mary Ellen Daneels, lead teacher mentor and instructional specialist at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Take part in our virtual Facing Freedom workshop and experience new ways to integrate civic learning into your classroom instruction. Afterward, we’ll email you free PDFs of the materials and strategies used during the workshop. 3 PD hours. Recommended for teachers of grades 3–12.

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Virtual Teacher Tuesdays

5:00–6:30 p.m. $5 per session.

These informal sessions focus on a topic and teaching strategy. Meet with Museum educators, receive resource materials, and develop your own instructional planning. 1.5 PD hours per session. Recommended for teachers of grades 3–12.

  • May 18 – Chicago History Museum and Your Classroom. During this session, familiarize yourself with CHM and our partners’ curricular resources. Discover new resources created by our education staff and discuss options for virtual and on-site field trips during the 2021–22 school year.
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In-Service Programs

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


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