Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877-1920.
The institute offers teachers an exploration of one of the most transformative moments in American history when America became truly modern and so many of its intellectual and political legacies remain alive today. Teachers will deepen their knowledge and understanding through readings, discussions, lectures, and visits to landmark historical and cultural resources across Chicago. The institute creates an intellectual space where teachers contemplate and debate how individuals and groups defined, reformed, and contributed to a vision for American democracy during a period when radically different perspectives often dominated the public political and cultural discourse.
Funded through the Division of Education Programs