CHF Education Programs & Resources
Chicago Humanities Festival
With more than 100 events every November, the CHF fall Festival is the premiere public humanities programming in the City of Chicago. Celebrating its 21st season this year, the Festival hosts hundreds of scholars, writers, artists, and performers, fall Festival programs provide forums for teachers and students alike to engage in a wide-ranging conversation across the disciplines. Teachers can earn CPDUs for attendance and most programs offer free or much reduced tickets for educators and students.
Free Ticket Program
A majority of the Stages, Sights, and Sounds and fall Festival programs are free for students, teachers, and class groups. Teachers must be current and active full- or part-time educators with a recognized institution which offers a diploma, degree, or accredited certificate. Students must be actively enrolled in a recognized institution which grants them a diploma, degree, or accredited certificate. For questions on the Free Ticket Program call the Festival Box Office at 312.661.1028 ext. 735.
Summer Institute for Teachers
Each year, the Chicago Humanities Festival presents a symposium that explores the relationship between a component of the humanities and American popular culture. Along with presentations, debate, and discussion, the participants receive teaching resource materials that will aid them in adapting the Institute’s content into their curricula. Teachers who participate in the Institute have the opportunity to earn up to 15 CPDUs.
Registration for the 2013 Summer Institute for Teachers opens on Tuesday, May 21.
Stages, Sights, and Sounds
Celebrating its 14th season in 2013, Stages, Sights, and Sounds is the Chicago Humanities Festival’s showcase of acclaimed international and national performing arts for young audiences. With more than 50 performances every spring, kids of all ages can catch original work and new interpretations of classic favorites at venues in Chicago and Evanston. The 2013 Festival will run May 7 - 19.
Learn more about the 2013 Stages, Sights and Sounds Festival in the Guide for Educators and Families.
Graduate Student Seminars
Graduate students in history and art history are invited to participate in discussions with presenters from the Baskes Lecture in History and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The discussions are moderated by local professors and engage the students in discussions about their place in the field.
Inclusion and Diversity Day
Now entering its third year, the Chicago Humanities Festival is proud to produce an annual Inclusion and Diversity Day for industry leaders. The event features experts in the humanities who bring a new approach to making diversity and inclusion a meaningful reality in business and society. Past corporate partners include McDonald's, Walgreens, and Kraft Foods. Please contact us at 312-661-1028 ext. 722 for more information.
Read about the 2011 Diversity Day Event and view all of the videos from that session.
View the free interactive, multimedia Lesson Plan for Diversity and Inclusion in your organization.