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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 Seminar | Democracy Limited: Chicago Women and the Vote

Saturdays, March 6 and March 20, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

$25 per session or $40 for both

Join us for an exclusive two-part seminar presented in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society. At the first session, we’ll introduce you to CHM’s newest online exhibition, Democracy Limited: Chicago Women and the Vote, and ways to utilize the site with your students. During the second session, NYHS staff will share their their Women & the American Story curriculum, a FREE online resource to which CHM contributed and explores the myriad and often critical roles women played in shaping United States history. You may attend one session or both. 3 PD hours per session or 6 for both. Recommended for teachers of grades 5–12.

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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.  Purchase Tickets


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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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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