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Teacher Workshops

Professional development workshops provide a forum to engage with new scholarship in history, sustainable design, race, identity, and civic action.

Held at Brooklyn Historical Society’s main location on Pierrepont Street and at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, educators practice pedagogical approaches in collaboration with colleagues and learn about museum-based school programs and curricula.

Brooklyn Historical Society is an approved provider of NYS CTLE credits.

Teachers participating in a workshop at our Pierrepont location.

Mapping Freedom & Slavery Teacher Workshop

This session for 4-12th grade educators uses historical maps, documents, and census records to explore freedom and slavery in nineteenth century Brooklyn, uncovering the names of slave-holders in the borough, and those of the individuals who fought for freedom.

This two-hour workshop on Wednesday, October 2, will coincide with Brooklyn Historical Society’s 400 Years of Inequality programming. Registrants for the teacher workshop receive discounted admission to that evening’s public program, Sowing Resolution: The Case for Reparations in Action.

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Mapping Freedom & Slavery Teacher Workshop

This session for 4-12th grade educators uses historical maps, documents, and census records to explore freedom and slavery in nineteenth century Brooklyn, uncovering the names of slave-holders in the borough, and those of the individuals who fought for freedom.

This two-hour workshop on Wednesday, October 2, will coincide with Brooklyn Historical Society’s 400 Years of Inequality programming. Registrants for the teacher workshop receive discounted admission to that evening’s public program, Sowing Resolution: The Case for Reparations in Action.

Teachers in the Othmer Library.

Teachers in the Othmer Library.

Election Day Professional Learning Workshops

Join us on Election Day, November 5, 2019, for workshops on the following topics. Click on the registration link for more information and to register. Registration is $35 per teacher and includes breakfast, lunch, and materials. The workshops listed below provide five (5) CTLE hours to participating professionals.

Muslims in Brooklyn: Oral History in the Classroom
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Future Tech, from the Civil War to the Present Day
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Chancellor's Day Professional Learning Workshops

Join us on Chancellor’s Day, June 4, 2020, for workshops on the following topics. Click on the registration link for more information and to register. Registration is $35 per teacher and includes breakfast, lunch, and materials. The workshops listed below provide five (5) CTLE hours to participating professionals.

Animating History: An Interdisciplinary Approach to History Education
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Chancellor's Day Professional Learning Workshops

Join us on Chancellor’s Day, June 4, 2020, for workshops on the following topics. Click on the registration link for more information and to register. Registration is $35 per teacher and includes breakfast, lunch, and materials. The workshops listed below provide five (5) CTLE hours to participating professionals.

Animating History: An Interdisciplinary Approach to History Education
https://bnycd19.eventbrite.com

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Teaching Local History Professional Learning Workshops

Brooklyn Historical Society offers Teaching Local History professional learning workshops designed to accommodate weekly professional learning at NYC public schools. We also offer custom professional learning sessions for school teams either at their school or on-site at BHS or BLDG 92. Past topics have included:

  • Dutch Breukelen: Where Brooklyn Began
  • The Civil War: Voices from Brooklyn
  • In Pursuit of Freedom: Brooklyn Abolitionists
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard: Women, Work, World War II

To plan a workshop and discuss pricing, please contact us at [email protected].

NEH Summer Institute: Freedom for One, Freedom for All? Abolition and Woman Suffrage, 1830s-1920s

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 and 2018 NEH Summer Teacher Institutes co-hosted by Brooklyn Historical Society and Museum of the City of New York. To learn more about the institute, please visit the project website at abolitionsuffrage-nehinstitute.org