Illinois Bicentennial K-12 Education Resources

Illinois Bicentennial K-12 Education Resources

The Illinois State Board of Education in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and What on Earth Publications has created a unique K-12 Bicentennial education resource to be offered to all schools across the state. The first-of-its-kind book called Illinois Chronicles captures the unique opportunity of the Bicentennial to teach children about our shared heritage from many perspectives.

ISBE’s Bicentennial webpage,, offers sample activities developed by ISBE staff and teachers related to the book and wallboard. Illinois Chronicles will be offered to all schools statewide in spring of 2018.

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A statewide multimedia campaign will celebrate Illinois' influence on the world through music, sports, agriculture, literature, commerce, history, technology and innovation, transportation, and art and architecture.

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