|Using the Chicago History Museum|
Graphic Organizers make field trips more engaging for students.
Check out these models from the Chicago History Museum, and CHMEC Staff and Teachers:
Teachers, click on the image below to register online or follow this link for a PDF of the registration form.
Facing Freedom is a popular exhibit for students. This corresponding website helps students work though historical analysis.
Check it out at http://facingfreedom.org/ or click on the image below.
Another great way to introduce students to Chicago history is through historical fiction. Chicago History Museum hosts a useful resource called Great Chicago Stories.
Check it out at http://www.greatchicagostories.com/ or click on the image below.
Chicago History Museum is a great place for students to do research, but before you show up at the archive, you must sign up online. Note: Chicago History Museum is closed between Christmas and New Years Day.
"All Things for History Fair Research at the CHM" may be found at: http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/historyfair
Students, visit http://chicagohistory.org/research/resources/history-fair/make-a-history-fair-appointment to make an appointment online, or click on the image below.
In 2014-15 school year, the research center is CLOSED on November 26-28 and December 21-21. That is, during Thanksgiving and winter breaks, so plan ahead! It is also closed on January 16.
Chicago History Museum has an entire bibliography of topics on Chicago history and this year's History Fair theme.
Check it out at http://chicagohistory.org/research/resources/history-fair/history-fair-bibliographies or click on the image below.