Chicago Research Summit Schedule
Friday, October 18 • 10:30am - 10:50am
Linking Students to Chicago's Political History

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"Linking Students to Chicago's Political History" will discuss some of the strategies and resources that high school and college teachers can use to actively engage their students in Chicago's dramatic political history and contemporary political life. Strategies range from getting students to find, write about, and discuss news stories on issues that involve the Mayor or City Council, such as combating neighborhood violence, improving schools, or keeping the city's vital services working. Students can also research biographies of various important Chicago mayors from William Ogden to Lori Lightfoot. They can read or perform parts of their Inaugural Addresses. Teachers can also lead political walking tours that stop at sites where important political events occurred, including where Lincoln and others were nominated for president. They can walk through City Hall and the Thompson Center that houses key Illinois state departments. We'll also brainstorm to come up with other strategies and ideas.

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R. Craig Sautter

Instructor/Author, DePaul University
For nearly four decades, R. Craig Sautter has taught courses in philosophy, politics, history, literature, and creative writing at DePaul University. He is author, coauthor, or editor of 10 books, including three on the history of presidential conventions and elections. He was the... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am
Johnson Center 211
  • about Co-author of Inside the Wigwam: Chicago Presidential Conventions 1860-1996

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