Education Blog

Welcome Back Educators!
Our mission at the Chicago Humanities Festival has always been to offer the most exciting and engaging programs for Chicago-area teachers and educators. Since the launch of the new CHF website last August, where we were able to provide our general audiences with easier searching and more audio and video from past Festival programs, we've known that we wanted (and needed!) to match that quality on our education page. And, I think, we've done it! We're excited to share with you our new... Continue Reading >>
CHF Youth Advisory Council
CHF's Youth Advisory Council is looking for new members for the 2010-11 school year. Council members weigh in with ideas for CHF programs, promote the spring and fall festivals, and gain an understanding of arts and nonprofit administration. The council is open to students who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2010-11 year. The commitment is approximately 1 hour per month, September through May, and students can receive school or community service credit for time served on the council. ... Continue Reading >>
Empowering the Student Scholar
CHF's dynamic collection of audio and video recordings from the past 21 years is a remarkable resource for young scholars and teachers. With more than 200 lectures and panel discussions on the web, CHF provides tremendous primary source materials that encourage student researchers to discover new perspectives and dvelop essential critical skills that will prepare them for college and beyond. CHF has also developed lesson plans that help you bring past CHF presenters into your classroom... Continue Reading >>