Attached is an Illinois scavenger hunt document that can be used to encourage students to get to know more about their state.
Attached are pictures of the Illinois flag and the Illinois quarter. Sometimes it is great to find ways to encourage students to identify their state’s symbols.
Do not forget to visit the Illinois State Capitol and walk around the capitol campus seeing the various statues and memorials. The attached brochure will be of help.
Item from Judy’s estate about Springfield and Central Illinois.
While going through Judy Baar Topinka’s estate materials, her son found the following items provided to people in the Chicagoland area after the Liberty Train came to Chicago in 1976 and was parked at Navy Pier. Judy’s family waited to get into the train on a Sunday for almost four hours and then was moved through the training in about ten minutes. Many of the documents that were on display in the Freedom Train were printed in this packet so people could appreciate them in their homes with their families. We hope that these items will come in useful during classes as teachers talk to their students about civics and our foundational, legal documents in the United States of American.
Item from Judy’s estate. She loved Illinois history. Now you can use these items for your students during the Illinois bicentennial.
Social Science Learning Standards
Teachers should be aware of the new social sciences learning standards in Illinois. Just Judy is a natural complement to these standards. (see Illinois State Board of Education for more information)