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Methods & Content of Teaching Social Studies

Illinois History and Government Teacher Resources




This page has two objectives:

  1. Help elementary and secondary education candidates prepare for the Illinois Teacher Certification Test
  2. Provide teaching resources for professional elementary and secondary teachers who are engaged in teaching about Illinois history and government. 

The resources for certification candidates are organized on the basis of the ISBE standards created for each test. These define what the competent social science teacher in Illinois understands and is able to do. Questions on the teacher certification test are based on these standards. 

The sites for professional educators are organized in two categories: elementary grades 1-6, and secondary grades 7-12. Within each category, educators have access to:

  • lesson plans
  • Internet sites & WebQuests
  • Intranet & local resources