The conference will feature topics that include politics, geography, community studies, Abraham Lincoln, African American history, and the Civil War. Teachers will benefit from workshops on the French in Illinois, Student Service-Learning for Cemeteries, Writing Historical Fiction, and Chicago Maps as well as two workshops conducted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library education department.
All teacher workshop sessions are approved for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs). Featured speakers at the luncheons and dinner banquet are: Pulitzer Prize winner David Broder of the Washington Post; Michael D. Sublett on Grassroots Government: Illinois Townships; and Jason Emerson, author of The Madness of Mary Lincoln.
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