Video: The Great Chicago Fire through Primary Sources, Part 1

Teaching with art can help educators address the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA). In this video (part one of two), Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark of the Chicago History Museum demonstrate how works of art made in response to the Great Chicago Fire can be used as primary sources in a […]

Video: The Great Chicago Fire through Primary Sources, Part 2

Teaching with art can help educators address the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA). In this video (part two of two), Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark of the Chicago History Museum use different kinds of primary sources, including an historic map, photographs, and letters, to uncover the story of the Great Chicago […]

Video: Reading a Painting

Teaching with art can help educators address the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA). In this video, Sarah Alvarez, Director of Teacher Programs at the Art Institute of Chicago, demonstrates how teachers can facilitate close reading of art in the classroom using techniques developed in museums to make connections to the CCSS-ELA. […]