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Educator Program

Educator Mini-Con | Middle & High School Educators

Thursday, January 1

The Chicago Metro History Fair has joined the Chicago History Museum, and we are offering an all-new VIP start to your school year! Attend our free Mini-Con to enjoy our exhibitions, engage in compelling content, and network with colleagues. Refreshments, resources, and raffle included. 3 PD Hours

Conflict and Compromise: Civic Action in History

Enjoy a thought-provoking keynote with subject experts. Breakout sessions explore the exhibition Race: Are We So Different?, teaching the 2018 History Fair theme, and instructional strategies for primary source analysis. FREE, but space is limited.


5:00 p.m. Reception and Meet-up with Local Archivists and Librarians in Support of History Teachers

5:30 p.m.“Conflict and Compromise: Civic Action in History”
First floor Robert R. McCormick Theater
CHM director of curatorial affairs Joy L. Bivins moderates a keynote conversation featuring:

  • Xóchitl Bada, Associate Professor of Latin America and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Assistant Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • David Hernandez, Teacher, Social Justice High School

6:20 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. Break-Out Sessions
Various Museum spaces
Teachers have the opportunity to attend two sessions. Spaces are limited. In addition, teachers are free to explore two of our permanent exhibitions using self-guided materials or visit with guest librarians and archivists in Chicago Authored.

7:30–8:00 p.m. Coffee, Dessert, Last Conversations, and Evaluations
First floor Chicago Authored, Café, and Guild Room

  • New History Fair teachers are invited to bring their coffee and sweets to the
    Guild Room to meet with HF staff.
  • The Museum is open until 8:00 p.m. for those who prefer to use this time to explore exhibitions.
  • This is another opportunity to meet with librarians and archivists.
Race Exhibition
Race Exhibition

The Details



6 th

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

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