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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. We suggest attending all dates for one seminar, but each session can stand alone. Recommended for teachers of grades 3 to 12.
Voices of Chicago: Immigration and Migration
Saturdays, February 10 and March 24, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Earn up to 6 PD hours.
How have Chicago’s newest residents shaped the city we know today? Explore personal stories of those who made their home here through oral history, photographs, and documents. Consider how your students can tell community history.
Cost: $20 per session
Amplified: Chicago Blues
Saturdays, April 14 and 28 (onsite sessions) and Saturday, May 5 (trolley tour)
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Earn up to 9 PD hours.
African American migrants brought the blues to Chicago, using music to feel at home in unfamiliar, often inhospitable surroundings. Here, the sound was electrified and amplified, recorded and shared around the world. Discover the blues of 1960s Chicago and its important cultural legacy through gallery exploration; analysis and discussion of the work of photographer Raeburn Flerlage; and of course, the music itself. This seminar culminates with a trolley tour of historic blues locations on May 5.
Cost: Onsite sessions $25 each; trolley tour $40. Register for all three for $80.
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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