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In September of 1965, the Chicago Freedom Movement is launched, with the objectives of eliminating slums, and providing equal opportunities for all Chicagoans.
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Professional development programs provide rich and unique experiences with history. Support your curriculum, network with other teachers, and earn CPDUs.

Educator Appreciation Evenings

Kick off your history instruction this year at one of these VIP events!

Enjoy this opportunity to connect with the Museum’s exhibitions, resources, and staff. Gain new insights, chat with colleagues, and bring resource materials back to your classroom.

Middle and High School Educators

Tuesday, October 14, 5:00–8:00p.m.

Curator Joy L. Bivins shares insights into The 1968 Exhibit. Discover some of the events that changed the nation during this pivotal year, such as the war in Vietnam, the flight of Apollo 8, and Chicago’s role as host of the Democratic National Convention.

5:00 Exhibition viewing, networking, drinks, and refreshments
6:30 Formal program
7:15 Exhibition viewing, dessert, resources, and raffle

Cost: FREE, but space is limited to 50 educators! Earn 3 PD hours.

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Elementary Educators

Wednesday, October 15, 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Explore the stories of Chicago railroaders during World War II as captured by photographer Jack Delano. Curator Joy L. Bivins talks about the important history of the men and women who hustled on the rails, in the stations, and around the yards, as featured in our exhibition, Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography.

5:00 Exhibition viewing, networking, drinks, and refreshments
6:30 Formal program
7:15 Exhibition viewing, dessert, resources, and raffle

Cost: FREE, but space is limited to 50 educators! Earn 3 PD hours.

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Early Childhood Educators

Thursday, October 16, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Join Mary Hynes–Berry, senior instructor at the Erikson Institute, for an interactive presentation on the role of story and “reading an object” in early childhood education. Dr. Hynes-Berry’s talk will draw on examples from the Museum’s collection and attendees will receive copies of the images referenced.

6:00 Exhibition viewing, networking, drinks, and refreshments
6:45 Formal program
7:30 Exhibition viewing, dessert, resources, and raffle

Cost: FREE, but space is limited to 50 educators! Earn 2 PD hours.

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American History Education programs are generously supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation

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