ISBE is proud to be a partner in the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration. The year-long series of programs and events will culminate with Illinois' 200th birthday on December 3, 2018. We are excited to provide the Illinois Chronicles, a unique historical timeline package, to every public school in the state in spring 2018. This webpage offers additional educational resources to help children learn the rich history of the state from many perspectives, identify homegrown heroes, and forge their own place in the future of Illinois.
Please visit this page often as new resources and educational materials are added.
Illinois: 200 years in the making
Keep checking back to see the events that shaped Illinois. See the full timeline.
Timeline provided by The Illinois Chronicles.
Happy Birthday, Illinois!
Teachers are encouraged to share photos and videos of how they are celebrating Illinois' 200th birthday in the classroom.
Submit your photos or videos today
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