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Session B-1: The Prize: Teaching Early Illinois History To Secondary School Students, Claiborne Skinner
Claiborne A. Skinner Jr.
This presentation will outline ways in which Illinois can be placed at the center of the story of colonial America and the events which triggered the Revolutionary War. The discussion will be accompanied by a bibliography of relevant secondary readings for instructors, lists of public domain primary sources for students, websites where these can be obtained, lists of Illinois historical sites connected to these materials, and suggestions as to how to interpret these sites for students.