This portion of the Illinois History and Government web site is designed to aid the elementary teacher candidate in their preparation for state certification (certificate #110).
This section of the website will provide you with access to all the resources you need to prepare for the certification test. These resources are organized by state objectives 0014 – 0018 (Government, Economics and Politics, etc.). Clicking on each of these links on the left will bring you to a page listing the state objectives with the relevant objective statements highlighted. These are the objectives on which the certification test is based.
From this page you will find links to internet sites and/or campus sites such as the Buswell library (magazines, books, videos). One set of videos in our library was prepared by Illinois history professors at Western Illinois University. The videos are somewhat outdated but still valuable as a visual history source. One of the best comprehensive sources is the Encarta Encyclopedia as well as the Wikipedia (both available online). The Illinois Government Handbook is updated every two years and is available either online (pdf file) or in booklet form in the History Department. They are typically available through the elementary and middle school social studies methods course (EDUC 321).
Contact person: Jack Scott