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Educator Program

Amplified: Chicago Blues

Thursday, January 1

Saturdays, April 14 and 28 (on-site sessions) and Saturday, May 5 (bus tour)

Our professional development programs provide rich and unique experiences with history. Connect with the Museum’s exhibitions and resources. Engage with staff and experts. Walk away with materials and ideas for your classroom.

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 time in Amplified: Chicago Blues; analysis and discussion of the work of photographer Raeburn Flerlage; and of course, the music itself. This seminar culminates with a bus tour of historic blues locations on May 5.

We suggest attending all three dates, but sessions can stand alone. Recommended for teachers of grades 3 to 12. Earn up to 10 PD hours.

Cost: Onsite sessions $25 each. Bus tour $40. Register for all three for $80.

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14 th

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.



$ 25

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

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