Educator Programs

Powerful Content. Engaging Instructional Strategies.

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.

We are monitoring the COVID situation, and if a program format changes, you will be notified no later than one week in advance with updated details. Learn more about the Museum’s safety policies and procedures.

Virtual Conference | A More Perfect Union: Exploring America’s Story in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Monday, June 17, 9:30 a.m.–3:50 p.m. CDT
Free; RSVP required

Join “Rethinking GAPE” alumni, historians, and partners for our FREE virtual conference!

Distinguished professors Marcia Chatelain and Jonathan Zimmerman of the University of Pennsylvania and Deborah Kang of the University of Virginia headline this program featuring digital historical resources from the Library of Congress, PBS, Emerging America, and National History Day with presentations by historical partners. NEH Summer Institute participants will present the lessons and classroom resources they created in “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920.” Illinois teachers will earn ISBE professional development credit hours.


Learn More & Register

Education-Teacher Workshop

Customized Planning with CHM Education Staff

Our educators are here to match Chicago History Museum resources to your needs, answer questions, and help brainstorm ideas. Simply email school programs staff and let us know what you’re working on. We’ll set up a FREE, one-hour Zoom meeting with you to share materials and answer questions. We look forward to meeting you and learning about all the amazing work you are doing! 1 PD hour per session.

Please email both Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark to make an appointment.

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, senior school programs manager, at

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