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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.


Chicago’s Stars and Stripes:
Using the Flag to Explore the City’s History
Saturday, January 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Recommended for teachers of grades 3 to 12. Earn 3 PD hours.

Since its adoption in 1917, the Chicago flag has been an iconic symbol of the city, providing a glimpse into local history and the stories that make the city we know today. This workshop is organized around the symbols on the flag and covers a variety of events and time periods, such as the city’s waterways, neighborhoods, Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire, the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, and the 1933–34 A Century of Progress International Exposition. The session includes engaging instructional strategies and resources to take back to your classroom, time in our exhibitions, and an orientation to our online resources. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided, and the program concludes with a raffle drawing.

Cost: $15
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Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America
Saturdays, April 1 and 22, 9:30 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. Recommended for teachers of grades 7 to 12. Earn 3 PD hours per session.

How do we identify “the enemy”? How do we keep our country safe without compromising civil liberties? This seminar examines terror and espionage in America from the Revolutionary War through the War on Terrorism.

Cost: $25 per session, $40 for both
Registration opens February 1.

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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