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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.

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. CHM requires all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while inside the Museum or on a tour. Learn more about the Museum’s safety policies and procedures.

Virtual Teacher Book Club

Saturdays, January 29 and February 26 (Must attend both sessions)
9:00 a.m.–NOON

Calling all bookworms! This year, our featured book is A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski and adapted by Richie Chevat. This work can support your classroom implementation of Illinois’ Inclusive Curriculum Law, and the chronological format makes it easy to weave into your US history instruction. It was named as one of the best nonfiction books of 2019 by the School Library Journal and is highly recommended by Social Justice Books and Edutopia. Our study of the book will be enriched by sharing collection materials from the Museum, modeling instructional activities, and presentations from local experts.

18 PD hours total. $50; book is included. Asynchronous discussion and resource sharing will take place between sessions via Basecamp. Please register by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, to allow time for the shipment of your book prior to the first session.

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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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