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The 2014 Illinois History Expo will be held on May 8th!


Co-authored essays and classroom activities for grades six through twelve.

This magazine is no longer in production; past issues are available.

Students enter research projects on state and local history.
Curriculum materials for elementary age students.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Blog

Chicago Metro History Education Center

Calling all teachers! Several teacher workshops are offered during the annual Conference on Illinois History, which attracts professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies. The conference is accredited by the ISBE for CPDUs. Find out more about the Teacher Workshops.

2013 Illinois History Expo
2013 Illinois History Fair Introduction
Student Historian Coordinator Pete Harbison Introduces the Program
Illinois History Conference
Student Historians
Blessed Sacrament School
Lincoln Magnet School Principal Nichole Heyen
Exhibit Design
2010 Northern Regional History Fair
2010 Illinois History Expo Special Award Winners
2010 Junior Division Teacher of the Year Betsy Brown
2010 National History Day Qualifiers
2011 Illinois History Expo
2011 Northern Illinois Regional History Fair
Individual performance
2011 - Lina Kapp
'I Q : A Test Taken Too Far'
Lina Kapp dicusses her experience doing reasearch for her individual performance
2011 - Lina Kapp
'I Q : A Test Taken Too Far'
Student historians from Mendota, Illinois perform a ten-minute Illinois History Fair performance on the fate of workers Radium Dial factory workers in Ottawa, Illinois.
The performers discuss their project.
Mendota student Madeline Piller discusses her fund raising efforts to erect a statue to honor the Radium Dial factory workers in Ottawa, Illinois.
2012 History Expo

Education Services Program Overview
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In addition, the program publishes the following:
Illinois History Teacher - Each issue provides a thorough examination of themes in Illinois history and includes essays by experts in the field along with lesson plans and class activities.

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Illinois History- Publication written by and for students in grades 6 through 12. Each issue is thematically based and includes original essays by students.
Prairie Pages-Series of publications for younger students published only online. Back issues are downloadable from the internet.

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