On-Site Student Worksheets
Help your students explore the Chicago History Museum by using these graphic organizers. Each is designed to foster close looking skills, create conversation, and spark inquiry. Use these during a visit and then discuss back in the classroom! All worksheets have English and Spanish text.
- Take a Closer Look: This chaperone guide will help lead students on a visit. It encourages looking for details, having conversations, and making connections. Ideal for use in any gallery and recommended for grades 3–12. (Take a Closer Look PDF)
- Artifact Analysis: Students choose and write about an artifact, then make inferences about it. Ideal for use in any gallery and recommended for grades 3–12. (Artifact Analysis PDF)
- 3-2-1 Analysis: Focus on artifacts through close looking, asking questions, description, and then interpretation. Ideal for use in any gallery and recommended for grades 3–12. (3-2-1 Analysis PDF)
- Map It: Where am I?: This chaperone guide helps spark conversations and investigation using the oversized floor map. Designed for use in the 1st floor Guild Gallery and recommended for grades 1–5. (Map It: Where am I? PDF)
- My CHM Field Trip: This graphic organizer invites students to write and draw about the artifacts they see and information they learn over the course of their visit. Ideal for use in any gallery and recommended for grades 3–5. (My CHM Field Trip PDF)
- Considering Perspectives: Students choose an artifact and consider its meaning to people with various perspectives. Ideal for use in any gallery and recommended grades 6–12. (Considering Perspectives PDF)
- Analyzing Design: Analyze an artifact with a focus on design. Intended for use in the “Second to None” section of Chicago: Crossroads of America and recommended for grades 6–12. (Analyzing Design PDF)
- Thinking Like a Designer: Analyze artifacts with a focus on design and innovation. Intended for use in the “Second to None” section of Chicago: Crossroads of America and recommended for grades 6–12. (Thinking Like a Designer PDF)
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