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Educator Book Club: 1919 Chicago Race Riots

and Saturday, December 14 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $50, 6 PD hours In this two-part book study group, educators will examine two works on the 1919 Race Riot by local authors: Crossing the Line by Bibi Belford (recommended for grades 4–9) and A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield (recommended for More

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Chicago Metro History Fair Kickoff

The Chicago Metro History Fair Kickoff is a FREE event that offers educators the chance to get the latest History Fair news for the 2020 contest, share ideas, discuss the theme, and gain new resources from libraries and archives. Take home 2020 History Fair posters, National History Day theme books, and other classroom materials. You More

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Teacher Tuesday: American Medina

Designed for educators, Teacher Tuesday is an informal session that focuses on a topic and teaching strategy. Meet with Museum educators, take home resource materials, and develop your own instructional planning. The evening includes time to explore galleries and for one-on-one conversations. Snacks included. At this session, explore the oral history–based American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago More

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Teacher Tuesday: The Field Trip OBJECTive

Designed for educators, Teacher Tuesday is an informal session that focuses on a topic and teaching strategy. Meet with Museum educators, take home resource materials, and develop your own instructional planning. The evening includes time to explore galleries and for one-on-one conversations. At this session, learn how to maximize any museum visit with flexible strategies More

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Chicago’s on Fire

Follow the Great Chicago Fire’s path of destruction with historian Al Walavich. Starting at the source of the fire—Mrs. O’Leary’s cowshed, now the Chicago Fire Department Training Facility—head to its northern boundaries in Lincoln Park. Along the way, learn about “fireproof” buildings that burned and the few structures that survived. Tour lasts 3.5 to 4 More

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Member Orientation

Mix and mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership! This event is open to all members, whether you have been with the Museum for one month or ten years. Members will have time to socialize, listen to a short presentation and be taken on a More

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