Title:Chicago WebDocent
Authors:Julia Brazas
Publication:MW2002: Museums and the Web 2002

Chicago WebDocent is a collaboration among six Chicago
museums and libraries, the Chicago Public Schools, and the University
of Chicago to develop Web-based K-12 curriculum materials using the collections
of the museums. This collaboration brings together the experience of the
Chicago Public Schools teachers, the development expertise of the University
of Chicago, and the extensive resources available at the museums. The
museums and library currently involved in this project are:

  • The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
  • The Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Oriental Institute
  • Chicago Historical Society
  • The Newberry Library.

This presentation will demonstrate two modules: "Transportation in the History of Chicago" and "Communication in the Ancient World."