Works of art are special kinds of historical sources that spark inquiry in the classroom in remarkable ways. Developed by educators at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art + History is an innovative method for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.
No culture exists without science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM provides the necessary tools to function in the natural environment. How a society lives and learns to use evidence-based results to survive can differ greatly. In Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show, the world of scientific discovery is explored from an Indigenous perspective.
As the pandemic unfolds, more and more funding needs are arising for schools, educators, and communities. Community foundations and companies are stepping up to fund these needs. Here are just a few of the grant opportunities that are available to schools and educational organizations in need:
My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, an initiative of the American Writers Museum (AWM), includes an immersive multimedia exhibit, a related program series, and in-depth educational experiences that all explore the influence of modern immigrant and refugee writing in America on the culture, history, and daily lives of the nation.
At the Field Museum in Chicago, children and adults can explore plants and animals, world cultures, earth science, and more. One of the favorite attractions is Máximo, the world’s largestdinosaur. Students can get to know Máximo by striking up a conversation through online chat or text message.