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Chicago Area Annual Events

Chicago Humanities Festival


Northwestern Splash!

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Chicago Area Field Trips

FermiLab National Accelerator Laboratory

 Lyric Opera

 Chicago Area Gifted Groups


Chicago Gifted Children Meetup - various locations

Chicago Mensa

Crystal Lake

Downers Grove

Hindsdale Area

Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC)


Chicago Area Academic Enrichment Programs

Center for Gifted - National Louis U.     

Center for Talent Development - Northwestern

University of Chicago Math Scholars

Sprout Gifted - Chicago

Chicago Area Gifted Homeschool Groups

IllinoisTAG - online

HomeschoolGiftedStudents Co-op - Evanston

Reach Teen Group - Skokie

Evanston/Skokie gifted co-op contact:

Chicago Area Gifted Schools

Avery Coonley - Downer's Grove

DaVinci Academy - Elgin

Quest Academy - Palatine

Science & Arts Academy - Palatine

Chicago Public Schools – Regional Gifted Centers

Chicago Area Homeschool Resources

Chicago Homeschool Co-op

Chicago Homeschool Habitat Blog

Chicago Northside Unschoolers Group

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

DuPage Homeschool Group

Evanston Home Educators

Home Educators Conference

Johnsburg Library Homeschool Resource Center

Near West Homeschoolers

Chicago Museum Resources

Adler Planetarium Educator Resources

Art Institute Educator Resources

Botanic Gardens - Plant Conservation Science Center

Center for Archaeology (Kampsville IL)

Chicago Children's Museum Curriculum

Chicago History Museum

Dearborn Observatory - Northwestern University


Field Museum Educator Guides

Museum of Sci & Industry Homeschool Labs

Peggy Notebart Nature Museum

Science & Industry Educator Resources

Shedd Aquarium Educator Resources

Service Learning

Volunteer Match - volunteer opportunities for families and youth


Non-local resources

Social Studies

Government and Political Studies

Historical Literature

Mr. Donn's History


National Geography Bee

Score History/Social Studies

Chicago Metro History Fair

Science & Math

Biology java applets

Junior Achievement Titan - business game

NASA Education Curriculum

Physics java applets

Illinois Science Fair

Literature & Writing


Sparknotes Literature Study Guides

School Journalism

Physical Activity

President's Challenge

General Video & Audio Learning

Academic Earth

Khan Academy

Open Culture

University Coursework Online Free