Expand your content knowledge and enrich your use of primary sources in the classroom through these interactive, Common Core-aligned professional development programs. Join us for rigorous workshops that engage participants in history using multiple sources.

Participation in New-York Historical Society professional learning is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

All afterschool workshops run from 4:30-6:30 PM, cost $10 for members and $15 for non-members, and include pizza. Advance registration is required.

Fall Teacher Open House – Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion
Tuesday, September 30
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Mingle with colleagues and friends over wine and refreshments and enjoy free access to Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, our newest groundbreaking exhibition. During your visit, learn about the wide range of education programs on offer for students and teachers, meet N-YHS’s Education staff and receive free Chinese American curriculum materials to use in your classroom.

Participation is free, but RSVP is required.
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New Amsterdam Exposed: Debunking the Myths of Seventeenth-Century Dutch New York
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Did the Native Americans really sell Manhattan to Peter Minuit for 60 Dutch guiders? Was Peter Stuyvesant actually a magnetic, hero-like leader? Did the Dutch truly build New Amsterdam? During this session, teachers will learn about the myths surrounding the leaders of New Amsterdam. Using primary and secondary sources, paintings, and artifacts we will pull apart fact from fiction and uncover where and when these tall tales of the historical record came into existence.

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Election Day Workshop: Chinese American
November 4, 2014
This year’s annual Election Day workshop will highlight N-YHS’s newest exhibition, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, and explore the profound impact of Chinese American history on U.S. laws, policies, and attitudes. Featuring a keynote by Amy Chin - whose family history is featured in the exhibition and related curriculum materials; a guided tour of Chinese American; and interactive, Common Core-aligned activities, this day-long workshop will encourage participants to consider the challenges of immigration, citizenship and belonging that shaped both the Chinese American experience and the development of our nation. All participants will receive free curriculum materials to use in the classroom. Coffee will be served.

$35 per person
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Painting History: Works of Art as Classroom Text
Thursday, November 20, 2014
We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Learn strategies to help your students make sense of all that vocabulary. Discover how to creatively incorporate visual art into your Social Studies classroom and come to know the best practices museums use when teaching students with artwork.

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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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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Chancellor’s Conference Day Workshop
Thursday, June 6, 2015
Check back in early 2015 for information regarding our day-long Chancellor’s Day workshop.

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