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The Chicago Metro History Education Center, an independent, nonprofit, educational program serves students, teachers, and parents in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook, Lake, Kane, and DuPage counties. Our program is composed of three core activities: organizing and administering an academic competition for students in grades 6 through 12 called the "History Fair," developing history curricular and educational materials, and conducting professional development workshops for history and social science teachers. The CMHEC program meets most State Goals for Language Arts and Social Sciences and applies to many other educational goals as well.
Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization
Burnham Plan Centennial Committee
Every year 2,000 middle and high school teachers and students participate in the Chicago Metro History Fair which promotes primary course research and historical inquiry into Metropolitan Chicago. In order to encourage students to explore the rich legacy and impact of the Plan of Chicago, the Centennial Committee created a cash award program to recognize high school projects related to the Plan.