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40 Chicago Lesson Plans and Activities to Prepare for a Chicago School Trip

Chicago Lesson Plans

How can I get my students even more excited about our trip to Chicago? 

Architecture, art, science, and more are all excellent topic areas to explore in-depth on a school trip to Chicago.

To make the trip even more meaningful, focus on a key learning area before departure. Design a class project or work with other teacher to focus on the topic area across all classes for a day or more.

Many of the sites that you will visit in Chicago have developed lesson plans to further student engagement. Provide a deeper understanding of a particular content area by using one of the free Chicago lesson plans provided below.

See an example of a 3-day customized Chicago itinerary 

Chicago   Lesson   Plans

Adler Planetarium, Topics Include:

Art Institute of Chicago Video Demonstrations, Topics Include: 

Art Institute of Chicago Teacher Manuals, Topics Include: 

Chicago Architecture Foundation Lesson Plans, Topics Include: 

Field Museum of Natural History, Topics Include:

Lincoln Park Zoo Lesson Plans, Topics Include:

Shedd Aquarium Lesson Plans, Topics Include:

Smart Museum of Art Lesson Plans, Topics Include: 

Museum of Contemporary Photography Lesson Plans, Topics Include: 

Museum of Science and Industry Field Trip Guides, Topics Include:

 

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