Graphic Organizers make field trips more engaging for students.
Check out these models from the Chicago History Museum, and Chicago Metro History Fair Staff and Teachers:
- Taking a Stand in History, Museum Activity Sheet lets you choose a section in the CHM exhibitions you think best relates to the theme, Taking a Stand in History. Look closely at the artifacts, documents, and photographs in the section. Use the organizer to analyze the topic and then answer the questions on the next page.
- Analyzing a History Museum Exhibit What makes a CHM display successful? Students select a section that really interests them and analyze it to determine what makes an exhibit powerful for the public.
Chicago History Museum offers free, interactive field trips for students from pre-K to grade 12.
Facing Freedom is a popular exhibit for students.
This corresponding website helps students work though historical analysis.
Another great way to introduce students to Chicago history is through historical fiction.
Chicago History Museum hosts a useful resource called Great Chicago Stories.
The Research Center at the Chicago History Museum is a great place for students to do research!
*Before you show up at the archive, you must sign up online*
CHM History Fair Bibliographies
Get Ideas for Topics, Jump Start Your Research