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Teacher Workshops




Saturday, 6 February - Saturday, 4 February


Tuesday, 9 February


Pizza & PD - New York Transportation Then & Now

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Trace New York City's history through the story of our 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.


02/09/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Thursday, 25 February


History Uncorked - Think & Drink with Jonathan W. Gray

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. Pizza will be served.


02/25/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00

Tuesday, 8 March


Pizza & PD - Votes for Women! The Fight for Suffrage in America

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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 suffrage movement. Pizza will be served. 


03/08/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Tuesday, 22 March


Pizza & PD - "I Will Fight No More Forever": American Indians and Westward Expansion

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

When Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe died in 1904 his doctor reported that it was from heartbreak. This workshop will examine the devastating impact of Westward Expansion on American Indians through the close analysis of primary source documents. Pizza will be served.


03/22/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Thursday, 7 April


History Uncorked: Think & Drink with Michele Mitchell

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. 


04/07/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00

Tuesday, 12 April


Pizza & PD - The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. 


04/12/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Tuesday, 19 April


Special Workshop - Anti-Semitism 1919-1939 with Facing History and Ourselves

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

N-YHS and Facing History and Ourselves co-host this workshop inspired by the exhibition Anti-Semitism 1919-1939. Tour the gallery and participate in interactive sessions that explore the methodical introduction of antisemitism in the 20th century. Lunch will be served. 


04/19/2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Teacher Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00

Thursday, 5 May


History Uncorked - Think & Drink with Carol Berkin

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. 


05/05/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00

Tuesday, 24 May


Pizza & PD - Abolitionism in New York

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. 


05/24/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Thursday, 2 June


Pizza & PD - Red Scare: Controversial Politics of the Early 20th Century

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. 


06/02/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Thursday, 9 June


Special Chancellor's Day Workshop (Elementary Teachers): Teaching History with Children's Books

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. Coffee will be served. 


06/09/2016 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Teacher Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00

Special Chancellor's Day Workshop (Middle and High School) - Slavery in New York

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. 


06/09/2016 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Teacher Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00

Friday, 15 July


Summer Workshop - New Amsterdam Myths Debunked

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Learn about the myths surrounding New Amsterdam. Using primary sources, paintings, and artifacts, pull apart fact from fiction and uncover where and when these tall tales came into existence. Breakfast will be served. 


07/15/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Tuesday, 19 July


Summer Workshop - Alexander Hamilton in His Own Words

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Centuries before he was the subject of a hit musical, Alexander Hamilton burst onto the scene with his visionary politics. Examine documents from his life and learn how to fold his story into your teaching. Breakfast will be served. 


07/19/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Monday, 25 July


Summer Workshop - The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. 


07/25/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Tuesday, 2 August


Summer Workshop - New York and the Constitution

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

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. 


08/02/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Monday, 8 August


Summer Workshop - New York Then & Now: Communities and Families

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

In this workshop for elementary educators, consider how historic images and objects can enrich student understanding of how communities and families have changed over time. Breakfast will be served. 


08/08/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Thursday, 18 August


Summer Workshop - Immigration & The Law: 1794-1964

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Immigration 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. 


08/18/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00