Facing Freedom and Taking a Stand: Field Trip as preparation for History Fair

Lakeview’s Student Historians visit the Chicago History Museum every fall. This year the NHD theme is “Taking a Stand in History,” so the Facing Freedom activity resonates as we search for topics and placing them in the proper context. Our students explore a box of artifacts, interpret the event they represent, then tell a story which speaks to their stand.

Students are exposed to a broad collection of Chicago History at the museum, but this activity is a wonderful introduction to the kinds of research, analysis, and storytelling they’ll be doing with History Fair. Thanks to the Chicago History Museum and their docents for an engaging introduction to this process.