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.
- Race: Are We So Different?: a tour of and activity based on the new exhibition
- Let’s Conflict and Compromise: an activity using simulation to address the theme
- Déjà Vu: Chicago and Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act: a primary-source analysis activity
- Self-guided explorations of Facing Freedom in America and Chicago: Crossroads of America
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.
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614Register today