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Expand your content knowledge and enrich your use of primary sources in the classroom through these interactive, Common Core-aligned programs for teachers. Join us for rigorous workshops that engage participants in history through primary sources. Come hungry – pizza will be served!

Participation is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

For more information contact or 212-485-9256.


Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Schedule

Chinese American
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Spanning the American Revolution through the present day, the ground breaking exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion encapsulates the challenges of immigration, citizenship, and belonging that shaped both the Chinese American experience and the development of the United States. Through images and documents drawn from the exhibition, participants will explore the profound impact of Chinese American history on U.S. laws, policies, and attitudes. Participants will practice strategies that enable students to dissect and analyze primary sources and connect those sources to historical concepts. All participants will receive curriculum materials to use in the classroom.

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
Thursday, February 12, 4:30-6:30pm
Contemporary photographer Annie Leibovitz shares an illuminating collection of photographs in the exhibition Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage. Explore the personal narratives she creates through content and composition, and learn how you can adapt her photographic process for your history or art classroom. Pizza will be served!

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Five Days, Fifty-Four Miles: The 1965 Selma March
Tuesday, February 24, 4:30-6:30pm
Learn how to use the powerful photographs by Stephen Somerstein, who documented the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March in March of 1965, in your classroom.

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Spring/Summer 2015 Schedule

Audubon’s Aviary: The Final Flight
Tuesday, April 14, 4:30-6:30pm
Explore dazzling watercolors from John James Audubon’s The Birds of America and experience creative new ways to integrate these works of art into your social studies, art, or science classroom.

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Learning History Through Maps
Thursday, May 21, 4:30-6:30pm
Navigate your way through history with a deep dive into the New-York Historical Society’s map collection. Explore maps, atlases, and guidebooks from the Dutch period through the 20th century and come away with strategies for strengthening your students’ map skills.

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Creative: Tronvig Group