Making the West Side Teachers Institute

August 15-19, 2016
Deadline Extended!  

Teachers: join the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Hellenic Museum, National Public Housing Museum, BBF Family Services, and Chicago Public Library - Douglass Branch for a five-day interdisciplinary teacher institute focusing on the history of Chicago's West Side and neighborhood change. Each day we will convene at a new cultural institution which represents a rich part of Chicago's west side neighborhoods.  We will explore past and present neighborhoods across the West Side through site-based experiences:  historic walking tours, guest speakers, oral histories, art, archival collections, and mapping.  This Teachers Institute is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Teachers will be eligible for 3 Lane Credits and 11 CPDUs.  The Institute is free of charge. Space is limited.  Open to all Chicago area teachers with preference given to teachers on the West Side.

To apply: Please fill out the form below. Direct any questions to 

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Presents
Cities of Peace: Harm & Healing Teach-In Series

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum invites Chicago Public School Teachers grades 8-12 and community-based youth workers to participate in a youth-led Teach-In Series, January - May 2016. These teach-ins will center the lived experiences and action-based research of Cities of Peace Fellows who have been interrogating the roots of structural and interpersonal violence, community resistance, and healing in Chicago and Cambodia.

These teach-ins will incorporate original research, primary source documents, arts interventions, and discussions with local activists and scholars engaging issues of migration and immigration, criminalization and policing, gender-based violence, and trauma-informed critical pedagogy.

The teach-ins will take place over the following dates (all are on Saturdays): January 23, February 27, March 26, April 23, and May 28. 

For more information and to apply, please visit The application deadline is Friday, December 18, 2015!