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Remembering Dr. King

Posted under Classroom Resources for Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968 exhibition invites students and teachers to walk through a winding gallery featuring of 25 photographs depicting key moments in Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights movement, with a special focus on his time in Chicago.  This classroom resource allows you to bring a portion of the experience into your More

Chicago’s World’s Fairs

Posted under History Lab for Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, world’s fairs and expositions celebrated the past while introducing visions of the future. Chicago hosted the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 and the A Century of Progress World’s Fair in 1933–34. The lessons in this unit cover the art and architecture of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition; the connections More

Teen Chicago

Posted under Classroom Resources for Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The Teen Chicago collection contains one hundred oral histories about growing up in Chicago during the twentieth century. This collection was created as part of the Teen Chicago Project, a multiyear initiative to expand teenage involvement at the Chicago History Museum. A fifteen-member Teen Council was hired and trained to conduct interviews between October 2003 More

The Encyclopedia of Chicago

Posted under Classroom Resources for Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

No research project is complete without this online resource, which includes A-to-Z entries, photographs with zooming capability, rich maps, interpretive digital essays, and a wealth of historical sources. Explore the Encyclopedia of Chicago

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