UIC students from the "City at a Crossroads" seminar with Lecturer David Greenstein.

UIC students from the “City at a Crossroads” seminar with Lecturer David Greenstein.

In this video clip, UIC Honors College students from the University Library’s seminar entitled “City at a Crossroads: Local, National and Global Politics in Chicago, 1968” share what they learned using the Richard J. Daley Collection. Taught by Lecturer David Greenstein, the class gives students the opportunity to ask and answer their own questions about local/national/global connections, race and urban space, social movements and political campaigns. Classes take place in the Special Collections department, allowing students the opportunity to discover and analyze primary documents in a collaborative setting. Assignments and activities introduce students to working with archival records, interpreting primary documents, developing research questions that can be addressed with available materials and explaining the results of their research. In addition to discussing issues that still face Chicago and the nation, students gain skills in critical thinking, interpreting evidence and producing effective arguments.

Watch student interviews