Online sources for photographs, maps and other multimedia you can incorporate into teaching.
The Encyclopedia of Chicago is a dynamic and unprecedented metropolitan history. Thousands of historical resources-including articles, photos, maps, broadsides and newspapers-related to Chicago's colorful and complex history are at your fingertips.
This collection from American Memory comprises over 55,000 images of urban life taken during the years 1902 to 1933 in the Chicago area. In addition to many Chicagoans, the images include politicians, actors, and other prominent people who stopped in Chicago during their travels and individual athletes and sports teams who came to Chicago.
The University of Chicago Map Collection is one of the largest university map libraries in North America. A large selection of Chicago maps from different eras, census maps, and social science maps are available online.
American Memory provides free and open access to written and sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that chronicle the historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.
Educators Resource Guide
Incorporate the study of metropolitan Chicago into daily teaching with this collection of resources that links to lessons, activities and multiple educational resources across a variety of academic disciplines. [Download PDF or View Program On-Line]
The online Encyclopedia of Chicago has a wealth of information including a fully digitized copy of the Burnham Plan.
Explore Daniel Burnham’s vision of an ideal city with an interactive map of the World’s Fair of 1893.
Think you know Chicago and the 'burbs? Play this online game that challenges your knowledge of the Chicago region.
Schools and universities throughout the region are developing events and projects during the Burnham Plan Centennial.
The Burnham Blog
Several articles were written about Centennial education programs throughout 2009 on the Burnham Blog. To read these articles and browse other related posts, click here.