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.

February

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Pizza & PD
Muhammad Ali: Beyond the Legend
Thursday, February 2, 4:30-6:30pm
One of the greatest American athletes of our time, Muhammad Ali was a controversial figure who embodied issues of race, politics, athleticism, and fame. Tour the exhibition and learn how to bring Ali’s compelling life story into the classroom. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Think & Drink
Women and Workplace Equality with Lara Vapnek
Wednesday, February 8, 4:30-6:30pm
Lara Vapnek, Professor at St. John’s University, member of the N-YHS Center for Women’s History Board of Advisors, and author of Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920 will introduce us to the women who fought for equality in the industrialized workplace and the struggles they faced. Wine and cheese will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Midwinter Break P-Credit Course: Slavery and Resistance in New York
Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 9:00am-4:00pm daily
This two-day, one-credit course will explore New York’s complex connections to slavery, both before and after it was abolished in New York State. Learn about the lives of the enslaved and the ways New Yorkers supported and resisted this horrible institution. NOTE: There is an additional $45 fee to the NYC DOE for those seeking credit.
$65 per person Register Here

March

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Pizza & PD
Tattooed New York
Wednesday, March 1, 4:30-6:30pm
From Native American body art to underground tattoo studios on the Lower East Side, New York has played a key role in the development of modern tattooing. Tour the exhibition and contemplate new ways to interpret this deeply personal art form. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Pizza & PD
“I Like to be in America!”: Puerto Rican Migration and the American Musicals Project
Thursday, March 9, 4:30-6:30pm
Learn how to bring the story of 20th-century Puerto Rican migration to life using the power and energy of musical theater. Dive into our new West Side Story curriculum guide to discover what the Jets and the Sharks can teach us about the lived experience of post-WWII New York City. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Pizza & PD
Saving Washington
Wednesday, March 15, 4:30-6:30pm
Consider the central role women played in the formation of our nation—from Dolley Madison and her contemporaries in the new capital city to antebellum reformers working to expand the meaning of “We the People”–during an interactive tour of Saving Washington and take home the Saving Washington curriculum guide. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

April

16
Pizza & PD
Shedding Light on a New Era: Tiffany and Beyond
Thursday, April 20, 4:30-6:30pm
Tour the beautiful new Tiffany Gallery and learn about the often overlooked story of head designer Clara Driscoll and the uncredited “Tiffany Girls” to deepen our understanding of women’s lives at the turn of the 20th century. Pizza will be served. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Open House
4th Floor Celebration
Tuesday, April 25, 4:30-6:30pm
The wait is over! Join us in celebrating the grand re-opening of our 4th floor galleries, featuring The Center for Women’s History, the Tiffany Gallery, the revitalized permanent collection, and our exciting new Digital Learning Center. Mingle with colleagues over wine and cheese, view the galleries, receive the curriculum guide for the women’s history exhibit Saving Washington, and learn about our expanded education offerings!
Free with RSVP Register Here
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Think & Drink
The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Constitution with Eric Foner
Thursday, April 27, 4:30-6:30pm
Join Eric Foner, Columbia University professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, for a discussion of how the Civil War and Reconstruction dramatically changed our nation and our Constitution. Wine and cheese will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

May

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Special Workshop
Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter with Yohuru Williams
Saturday, May 6, 10:00am-2:00pm
This two-part day will include a discussion with Yohuru Williams, Fairfield University professor and author of Black Politics/White Politics: Civil Rights, Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven, followed by an analysis activity using civil rights materials from the museum’s collections. Pizza lunch will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Pizza & PD
Learning History with Paintings
Thursday, May 11, 4:30-6:30pm
Practice strategies for expanding your students’ understanding of history through visual inquiry. Engage in a gallery study of priceless portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes and unearth the stories hidden within the artwork. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Pizza & PD
Urban, Suburban, and Rural Communities
Tuesday, May 30, 4:30-6:30pm
In this workshop for elementary educators, learn how historic images of New York City and its surrounding environs can be used to enrich students’ understanding of different kinds of communities. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

June

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Chancellor’s Day Workshop
Colonial New York
Thursday, June 8, 8:30am-3:00pm
Spend a day with our city’s ancestors, including Dutch, British, African, and Native American. This workshop will include a keynote by Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World, and interactive gallery and classroom breakout sessions featuring our new Colonial New York curriculum guide. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person ($30 for members)
Teachers for Grades K-5 Register Here
Teachers for Grades 6-12 Register Here
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Chancellor’s Day Workshop
Women and the American Story
Thursday, June 8, 8:30am-3:00pm
This workshop will highlight the new Center for Women’s History and explore strategies for integrating the significant contributions of women into your social studies instruction. Tour our galleries and participate in a hands-on classroom activity featuring the Saving Washington curriculum guide. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person ($30 for members)
Teachers for Grades K-5 Register Here
Teachers for Grades 6-12 Register Here
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Pizza & PD
Colonial Slavery
Thursday, June 15, 4:30-6:30pm
The practice of slavery arrived in New York with its first European settlers. Study the history of slavery in the Dutch and British colonial periods through the examination of primary sources and biographical life stories. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Pizza & PD
The Pro-Southern City: New York City and the Civil War
Thursday, June 22, 4:30-6:30pm
Civil War-era New York struggled to balance contradicting priorities among business, labor, and abolitionism. Explore evidence of our city’s “pro-Southern” past and learn how these contradictions contributed to the bloodiest civil uprising in our nation’s history. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

July

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Summer Workshop
The Port of New York
Monday, July 17, 9:30am-12:30pm
Over the centuries, New York harbor has played a critical role in shaping our city’s and our nation’s economic, political, and cultural development. Use primary sources to trace the history of the port of New York and unpack why our maritime history matters. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Summer Workshop
Influential Women of the Early Republic with Catherine Allgor
Saturday, July 22, 10:00am-2:00pm
First Lady Dolley Madison and her sister Washingtonians had a dramatic impact on our young democracy. Learn about this story during a tour of Saving Washington and a lecture by Catherine Allgor, University of California, Riverside professor and author of A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation. Pizza lunch will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Summer Workshop
Eloise at the Museum
Friday, July 28, 9:30am-12:30pm
Climb up to the “tippy-top” of the Plaza Hotel with the mischievous and endearing Eloise! Tour the new exhibition and explore how Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight infuse the magic of New York into the fantastical adventures of their young heroine. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Summer Workshop
World War I Beyond the Trenches
Monday, July 31, 9:30am-12:30pm
View the Great War through the eyes of artists of the day during a guided experience in this new exhibition and practice strategies for deepening your students’ understanding of the past using the visual arts. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

August

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Summer Workshop
Colonial Childhood
Friday, August 4, 9:30am-12:30pm
What was it like to grow up in colonial New York, and how did it differ from childhood today? Learn how studying other children can motivate our students to engage with history. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Summer Workshop
Teaching History with Picture Books
Thursday, August 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
Practice techniques for combining picture books and primary sources to help students increase historical content knowledge, strengthen literacy skills, and build excitement for the past. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Summer Workshop
American Empire
Thursday, August 17, 9:30am-12:30pm
From early Westward Expansion to global exploration, the United States has a long history of imperialism. Using breathtaking paintings and sculpture with primary source documents, unpack how the American empire was created and understood over time. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Summer Workshop
Charting the Past with Maps
Tuesday, August 22, 9:30am-12:30pm
Explore maps from the Dutch period through the 20th century to track the growth of our city and come away with strategies for strengthening your students’ map-reading and visual-analysis skills. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
Creative: Tronvig Group