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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 and January 2004. Among those interviewed were internationally known oral historian Studs Terkel, author Jodee Blanco, and hip-hop artist Kanye West. The Complete Teen Chicago Oral History collection is available at the Chicago History Museum Research Center.

Download the Teen Chicago Curriculum Guide.

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