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TEACHER WORKSHOP CALENDAR

Expand your content knowledge and enrich your use of primary sources in the classroom through our interactive programs for teachers!

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

All Pizza & PD sessions are FREE to teachers whose students participate in our Social Studies Enrichment or Art of History programs.

Questions & Registration: professional.learning@nyhistory.org or 212-485-9256.

 

SEPTEMBER

1P-Credit Workshop
Being a Historian: Museum Education Strategies for Classroom Teachers
Saturday, September 12 & 19, 9 am–4 pm daily
Kick off the new school year exploring museum education best practices. Learn where the work of historians, curators, and educators intersects and practice hands-on strategies for enhancing student learning with primary sources. This DOE-approved course carries one P-credit for teachers’ 30-and-above salary differential.
$65 per person for two days ($50 for Members)
NOTE: Those seeking credit should register at the link below and with the NYC DOE.]
Register Here

2Pizza & PD
A World of Goods: Global Trade in Colonial New York
Thursday, September 17, 4:30–6:30 pm
During the Colonial era, New York Harbor was the heart of a network that shipped goods, resources, and people across oceans. Unpack this history and learn about New York’s vital role in colonial trade. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

OCTOBER

3Pizza & PD
The Hidden History of Seneca Village
Saturday, October 3, 9 am–1 pm
Central Park was once the site of Manhattan’s first significant community of African American property owners. Uncover the forgotten history of Seneca Village through the analysis of historic documents and a walking tour. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

4History Uncorked
Think & Drink with Eric Foner
Wednesday, October 14, 4:30–6:30 pm
Join Eric Foner, Columbia University professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, for a discussion of his newest work, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. Wine and cheese will be served.
$20 per person ($15 for Members) Register Here

5Pizza & PD
Women in the Industrialized Workplace
Thursday, October 29, 4:30–6:30 pm
Industrialization dramatically changed how we think about life and work. But how did this workplace transformation affect women specifically? Examine documents, photographs, and artifacts to comprehend the experience of female workers. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

NOVEMBER

6Special Workshop: Election Day
Gotham in the 20th Century
Tuesday, November 3, 8:30 am–3 pm
Dive into superheroes, comic books, and pop culture to gain a deeper understanding of the 20th century. Tour Superheroes in Gotham, participate in classroom activities, and hear a keynote from Steven Mintz, professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Recommended for middle and high school teachers. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person Register Here

7Special Workshop: Election Day
Games, Toys, and Trains: Childhood in History
Tuesday, November 3, 8:30 am–3 pm
How children played tells us much about the world in which they lived. Explore the playful side of our collections and learn how to engage your students through the study of children’s history. Tour Holiday Express, visit the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, and hear a keynote from Steven Mintz, childhood history expert and professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Recommended for elementary school teachers. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person Register Here

8The Constitution in the Classroom
Who Owns the Constitution? The People or the Courts?
Saturday, November 7, 9:30 am–3 pm
Join Larry Kramer, former Dean of Stanford Law School, as he discusses how the final authority to interpret the Constitution has been the subject of controversy throughout American history.
NOTE: This event will take place at NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square South.
Free with RSVP Register Here

9Pizza & PD
“Turn Out Your Dead:” Prison Ships of Brooklyn
Wednesday, November 18, 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
During the American Revolution, thousands of patriots were imprisoned in British prison ships. This workshop will include a visit to our Library to view original documents. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

10Special Workshop
Fall Open House!
Thursday, November 19, 4:30–6:30 pm
Join us for wine and cheese and celebrate the opening of Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York. Take home our new curriculum guide and learn more about Silicon City student and teacher programs.
FREE with RSVP Register Here

DECEMBER

11History Uncorked
Think & Drink with Jeanne Theoharis
Wednesday, December 9, 4:30–6:30 pm
Jeanne Theoharis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College and author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,will discuss Parks’ activism beyond her famed bus ride. Wine and cheese will be served.
$20 per person ($15 for Members) Register Here

12The Constitution in the Classroom
The Federalist Papers and Original Intent
Saturday, December 12, 10 am–2 pm
Join Sanford Levinson, professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin, as he unpacks The Federalist Papers to reveal the political wisdom of the Constitution’s framers and their continued relevance. Free with RSVP

13Pizza & PD
Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York
Tuesday, December 15, 4:30–6:30 pm
Before Silicon Valley, there was New York’s Silicon City. Tour the exhibition and learn how New Yorkers launched the digital age through groundbreaking technology and take home a new curriculum guide. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

14The Constitution in the Classroom
A Conversation with Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Thursday, December 17, 4:30–6:30 pm
What is the relationship between women and the Constitution and how has that relationship changed over time? Learn about this important and fascinating topic during a conversation and Q&A with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Free with RSVP Register Here

JANUARY

15Pizza & PD
Printmaking as Patriotic Ammunition
Thursday, January 14, 4:30–6:30 pm
Explore the role of printmaking as a patriotic tool for change during the Founding era and create your own revolutionary prints that reflect the early national identity of the United States. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

16Pizza & PD
Superheroes in Gotham
Thursday, January 21, 4:30–6:30pm
Tour Superheroes in Gotham, learn about the history of superheroes, and find out how a group of young New Yorkers created one of the world’s most prolific art forms: comic books. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

17History Uncorked
Think & Drink with Kathleen Brown
Tuesday, January 26, 4:30–6:30 pm
Join Kathleen Brown, University of Pennsylvania professor and author of Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia as she explores the lives of women in Early America. Wine and cheese will be served.
$20 per person ($15 for Members) Register Here

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