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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

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Special Workshop: P-Credit
Being a Historian: Museum Education Strategies for Classroom Teachers
Saturdays, September 10 & 17, 9:00am-4:00pm daily
Kick off the new year exploring museum education best practices. Learn where the work of historians, curators, and educators intersect and practice hands-on strategies for enhancing student learning with objects, images, maps, and documents. This DOE-approved course carries one P-credit for teachers’ 30-and-above salary differential. NOTE: there is an additional $45 fee due to the NYC DOE for those seeking credit.
$65 per person for two days ($50 for members) Register Here
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Special Workshop
Fall Open House
Wednesday, September 21, 4:30-6:30pm
Join us for wine and cheese and view our newest exhibition, The Battle of Brooklyn. Take home a free Battle of Brooklyn curriculum guide and learn about the many education programs on offer this year!
Free with RSVP) Register Here
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Pizza & PD
Reconstruction Deconstructed
Wednesday, September 28, 4:30-6:30pm
After a long and bloody Civil War, the United States faced its greatest challenge yet: piecing together the broken union. Confront the tumultuous history of the Reconstruction Era and understand how its impact is still felt today. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for Members) Register Here

October

16
Special Workshop
Revolutionary New York
Saturday, October 1, 10:00am-2:00pm
This program includes two exciting programs in one! Take an interactive tour of The Battle of Brooklyn and then experience our newest field trip, Hamilton’s World. Pizza lunch will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Think & Drink
Slavery and American Universities with Craig Steven Wilder
Tuesday, October 11, 4:30-6:30pm
Craig Steven Wilder, Professor of History at MIT and author of Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities will reflect on the uncomfortable truths behind our nation’s most respected educational institutions. Wine and cheese will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Pizza & PD
Campaigning for the Presidency, 1960-1972
Wednesday, October 19, 4:30-6:30pm
View posters, clothing, games, and other ephemera that speak to the idealistic, humorous, and cynical nature of presidential politics between 1960-1972. Pair these objects with a document study that will further illuminate the politics of the era. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

November

16
Pizza & PD
The Price of Sugar
Wednesday, November 2, 4:30-6:30pm
The 19th-century sugar trade was a tangled web of people and processes that spanned the Western Hemisphere. Using materials from our Nueva York: 1613-1945 curriculum, learn about the financial and human cost of New York’s sweet tooth. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Grades K-5 Election Day Workshop
New York and the American Revolution
Tuesday, November 8, 8:30am-3:00pm
Featuring a tour of The Battle of Brooklyn, a keynote by historian Benjamin Carp, and interactive classroom activities, this day-long workshop will explore New York’s pivotal role in the fight for American independence. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here
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Grades 6-12 Election Day Workshop
New York and the American Revolution
Tuesday, November 8, 8:30am-3:00pm
Featuring a tour of The Battle of Brooklyn, a keynote by historian Benjamin Carp, and interactive classroom activities, this day-long workshop will explore New York’s pivotal role in the fight for American independence. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here
16
Think & Drink
Teachers and the Civil Rights Movement with Clarence Taylor
Thursday, November 17, 4:30-6:30pm
Clarence Taylor, Professor of History at Baruch College and author of Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights and the New York City Teachers Union, will discuss the connections between education, labor, and the fight for equal rights. Wine and cheese will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

December

16
Think & Drink
“Illegal” Immigration with Mae Ngai
Thursday, December 1, 4:30-6:30pm
Mae Ngai, Columbia University professor and author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America, will discuss the complex history of illegal migration and U.S. immigration policy. Wine and cheese will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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Pizza & PD
The Battle of Brooklyn
Wednesday, December 14, 4:30-6:30pm
The Battle of Brooklyn was the largest single battle of the Revolutionary War and a defining moment in George Washington’s career. Tour the new exhibition and take home a free curriculum guide. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

January

16
Pizza & PD
The Long Road to Equality
Wednesday, January 11, 4:30-6:30pm
Deepen your understanding of the Civil Rights Movement by considering it in a greater historic context. Analyze photographs of the 1965 Selma March alongside other primary sources from the centuries-long fight for racial equality. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
Lincoln and New York
Thursday, January 17, 4:30-6:30pm
Abraham Lincoln owed much of his national political success to New York. Yet his relationship with the city, beginning with his Cooper Union address in 1860, was fraught with controversy. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
The Hudson River School: Nature & American Identity
Tuesday, January 26, 4:30-6:30pm
View exquisite Hudson River School paintings and learn how this pivotal American artwork reflects national values of the 19th century and today. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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High School Chancellor’s Day Workshop
Nation of Immigrants
Monday, January 30, 8:30am-3:00pm
Spend the day diving into the 19th- and 20th-century American immigrant experience through documents, political cartoons, and other primary sources from our collections. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here
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