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Evers Fine and Performing Arts School Field Trip at the Chicago History Museum

Graphic Organizers
Field Trip Registration
Facing Freedom Exhibit Website
Great Chicago Stories Website
Doing Research at the CHM Archive
CHM History Fair Bibliographies





Graphic Organizers make field trips more engaging for students.

Check out these models from the Chicago History Museum, and CHMEC Staff and Teachers:

  • "Leadership & Legacy" Graphic Organizer, mining the Chicago History Museum for topic ideas, resources, and design inspiration.
  • The Facing Freedom Graphic Organizer encourages students to read closely and to analyze the components of a museum exhibit.

Chicago History Museum offers free, interactive field trips for students from pre-K to grade 12.

Teachers, click on the image below to register online or follow this link for a PDF of the registration form.

CHM Field Trip Registration

Facing Freedom is a popular exhibit for students. This corresponding website helps students work though historical analysis.

Check it out at or click on the image below.

Facing Freedom website

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 or click on the image below.

Great Chicago Stories website

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:

Students, visit 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-January 1. It is also closed on January 16.

CHM History Fair Appointment

CHM History Fair Bibliographies -- Get Ideas for Topics, Jump Start Your Research

Chicago History Museum has an entire bibliography of topics on Chicago history and this year's History Fair theme.

Check it out at or click on the image below.

CHM history fair bibliography


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