This articles looks at three major themes in Illinois history: settlement, slavery, and the growth of Chicago. Each theme presents a primary source that helps deepen a student's understanding of the historical issues. Through maps, documents, and census data, students can use digital repositories to better understand the history of Illinois in the nineteenth century.
"Teaching Illinois History Through Primary Sources,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 74
, Article 2.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol74/iss1/2
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