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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.

FEBRUARY

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High School Chancellor's Day Workshop
America between the Wars
Monday, February 1, 8:30 am – 3 pm
From economic shifts to cultural transformations, the years between WWI and WWII were some of the most dynamic in American history. Learn new strategies for teaching this era during interactive sessions in our classrooms and galleries. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person Register Here
17
Pizza & PD
New York Transportation Then & Now
Tuesday, February 9, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Trace the history of New York through the transit system! Examine original objects, images, and maps and consider how the study of transportation—both public and private—can bring the past to life for students of all ages. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here
17
P-Credit Course
New York Divided
Monday, February 15 – Saturday, February 20, 9 am – 4 pm daily
Spend six days diving into the groundbreaking curriculum guides Slavery in New York and New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War. Explore how to make the history of slavery—from the Colonial Era through the Civil War—accessible to students. This DOE-approved course carries three P-credits.
$200 per person for six days
NOTE: There is an additional fee for those seeking credit, please visit the ASPDP website for details.
Register Here
17
History Uncorked
Think & Drink with Jonathan W. Gray
Thursday, February 25, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
As a complement to Superheroes in Gotham, Jonathan Gray, Associate Professor of English at John Jay College, will discuss his forthcoming book Illustrating the Race: Representing Blackness in American Comics. Wine and cheese will be served.
$20 per person ($15 for Members) Register Here

MARCH

16
Pizza & PD
Votes for Women! The Fight for Suffrage in America
Tuesday, March 8, 4:30 –6:30 pm
Celebrate Women’s History Month! Learn how women worked for decades to achieve the vote and visit our Library to view original documents from the American suffrage movement. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
“I Will Fight No More Forever:” American Indians and Westward Expansion
Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
When Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe died in 1904 his doctor reported that it was from heartbreak. Examine the devastating impact of westward expansion on American Indians through the study of primary sources. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

APRIL

16
History Uncorked
Think & Drink with Michele Mitchell
Thursday, April 7, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
In a talk entitled “Road Girls and Wild Boys in Depression-Era U.S. Popular Culture,” Professor Michele Mitchell of NYU will discuss how sensationalist pop culture brought questions of youth and sexuality to the forefront. Wine and cheese will be served.
$20 per person ($15 for Members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
Tuesday, April 12, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Visit this fanciful exhibition of original artwork by acclaimed writer Mo Willems. Learn how he weaves the flavor of New York into his stories to create memorable experiences for all. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here
16
Special Workshop
Anti-Semitism 1919–1939 with Facing History and Ourselves
Tuesday, April 19, 9 am – 3 pm
During the years 1919 to 1939, the Nazi Party dismantled democracy, rose to power, and built a fascist state in Germany. In so doing, the Nazis made use of, and spread, antisemitic ideas and images. This workshop, a collaboration between the New-York Historical Society and Facing History and Ourselves, will provide middle and high school educators tools to explore how propaganda both reflects pre-existing hatreds and exacerbates those divisions. Tour the exhibition Anti-Semitism 1919–1939 and take home curricular materials. Lunch will be served.
$35 per person Register Here

MAY

16
History Uncorked
Think & Drink with Carol Berkin
Thursday, May 5, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Join Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of History at Baruch College for a discussion of her newest work, The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties. Wine and cheese will be served.
$20 per person ($15 for Members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
Abolitionism in New York
Tuesday, May 24, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
As long as there was slavery, there were people fighting to stop it. Through document study, meet the brave New Yorkers who risked their lives to end America’s most shameful institution. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

JUNE

16
Pizza & PD
Red Scare: Controversial Politics of the Early 20th Century
Thursday, June 2, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Learn how controversial political movements shaped the early 20th-century American narrative. Examine communism, first-wave feminism, social anarchy, and more to understand why the era’s political discourse was so provocative. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here
16
Chancellor’s Day Workshop
Teaching History with Picture Books
Thursday, June 9, 8:30am – 3pm
Learn how to combine picture books and primary sources to help students increase historical content knowledge, strengthen language skills, and build excitement for the past. The day will feature a keynote by author Tonya Bolden and a gallery tour of The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems. Recommended for elementary school teachers.
$35 per person Register Here
16
Chancellor’s Day Workshop
Slavery in New York
Thursday, June 9, 8:30 am – 3 pm
New York was the capital of American slavery for more than two centuries. Trace slavery through artifacts and primary sources from the 1600s to 1827 when it was abolished in New York State. The day will begin with a keynote by author Tonya Bolden. Recommended for middle and high school teachers. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person Register Here

JULY

16
Summer Workshop
New Amsterdam Myths Debunked
Friday, July 15, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
Learn about the myths surrounding New Amsterdam. Using primary sources, paintings, and artifacts, pull apart fact from fiction and uncover when, where, and why these tall tales came into existence. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Alexander Hamilton in His Own Words
Tuesday, July 19, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
Centuries before he was the subject of a hit musical, Alexander Hamilton burst onto the scene with his Federalist vision. Examine documents from his life and learn how to fold his story into your teaching. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman
Monday, July 25, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
This exhibition celebrates one of the country’s best folk art collections. View over 200 works of art and learn how to incorporate American folk art into your visual arts and social studies instruction. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

AUGUST

16
Summer Workshop
New York and the Constitution Debate
Tuesday, August 2, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
During the ratification of the U.S Constitution, the fate of the newly formed nation was in the hands of New York voters. Learn the history of this pivotal process and its lasting impact on American politics. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
New York Then and Now: Communities and Families
Monday, August 8, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
In this workshop for elementary educators, learn how historic images and objects can enrich student understanding of how communities and families have changed over time. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Immigration and the Law: 1794–1964
Thursday, August 18, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
The immigration story weaves through all of American history. Trace how larger world themes like technology, economics, and war shaped immigration law and public opinion. Breakfast will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here
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