Workshops, Publications and Videos
To encourage the ongoing development on educators and students the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s Educational Services Staff offers the following programs and materials that will enhance your knowledge of the Illinois History Fair program and the history of Illinois.
Teacher Workshops-The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Office of Education Services sponsors teacher workshops during the Illinois History Conference held every October in Springfield.
Illinois History- Three issues per year feature a specific topic in each issue, and students write the articles for this on-line publication.
Illinois History Teacher- One copy is sent to each history and social studies teacher in Illinois. Contents include teacher readings and related classroom activities. Excerpts from the Illinois History Teacher are included in this Teacher Handbook Packet. These learning activities will improve your student’s ability to analyze history and interpret the past.
Illinois History Fairs Video Series
Illinois History Fairs: Learning From Illinois Past Length 11:11
Teacher to Teacher Length5:2 6
Getting Started on Illinois History Expo: Length 8:12
Designing and Building Exhibits for Illinois History Expo: Length 11:30
Springfield Race Riot: Length 10:00 (senior high individual performance)
Chicago Stockyards: Length 10:00 (senior high individual performance)
Illinois History Fairs is a three-part series that highlights both the fun and educational opportunities that students experience while preparing for and participation in Illinois History Expo.
Learning form Illinois’ Past follows a group of students from the time they research and prepare a project to their involvement at the regional and expo. Teacher to Teacher provides an educator’s perspective on how best to prepare students for history expo. Getting Started on History Expo guides students through process from choosing a topic to selecting the right category (research paper, media, exhibit, or dramatic performance). Learn some basic dos and don’ts when starting on your history expo journey.
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