Resources for Educators and Students

We’re here to help you meet the needs of your students. Our educator programs and classroom resources align with the Common Core and support literacy instruction and civic engagement. Connect with us today.

In the Classroom

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Classroom Resources

Enrich your classroom instruction and onsite visits with these lessons, learning guides, activities, and digital resources developed for a variety of grade levels.


The Chicago Learning Collaborative (CLC) is a K–12 Museum education initiative that provides students meaningful learning experiences that are centered around Chicago history and incorporate diverse narratives and perspectives. The CLC programs are classroom-based and free to schools that participate.

Program content highlights the value in local communities and connects history with the present, demonstrating the students’ power to shape their future.

Educator Programs


Professional Development

Our professional development programs provide rich and unique experiences with history. Connect with the Museum’s exhibitions and resources. Engage with staff and experts.

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Visit the Museum

Field Trips

We invite students to engage with history, as they analyze, problem solve, and interpret the past during their Museum visit. Field trips are free for Illinois students from pre-K to grade 12 and align with national and state learning standards.

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Where Students Make History

Chicago Metro History Day

Chicago Metro History Day is a project-based inquiry program that empowers students to become historians who conduct research and share their conclusions.

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