Join us for the City Museum's Summer 2014 P Credit courses featuring leading historians, engaging gallery tours, and hands-on workshops. Read more below for details about the two courses and then register online at the ASPDP (After School Professional Development Program) site.

General Information

For more information about P Credit Courses, visit ASPDP's website here.
For more information about Professional Development at the Museum of the City of New York, contact EY Zipris at ezipris@mcny.org.

Course Dates:

Course 1: July 14 - July 19, 2014 - From Mannahatta to Manhattan: Learning New York City History In-Depth.
Course 2: July 21 - July 26, 2014 - Anti-Slavery Activism: Abolition in 19th Century Brooklyn and New York.

Course Payment Details:

Step 1: Payment by credit card of a non-refundable $125 ASPDP course fee must be paid at the time of registration. Once payment has been made the participants will receive an e-mail confirmation from ASPDP.

Step 2: Payment of the $200 Educational Partner fee may be paid online.
Pre-pay for Course 1 (From Mannahatta to Manhattan: Learning New York City In-Depth) here.
Pre-pay for Course 2 (Anti-Slavery Activism: Abolition in 19th Century Brooklyn and New York) here.

Please note that registration and payment on the ASPDP website are required first in order to receive P credit. Participants can pay the Educational Partner fee online or by check or money order on the first day of class. Make checks and money orders payable to Museum of the City of New York.

Course Information

Course 1: From Mannahatta to Manhattan: Learning New York City History In-Depth

Mannahatta to Manhattan: Learning New York City History In-Depth provides a survey of the city's history through the collections and exhibitions of the Museum of the City of New York, historian lectures, walking tours, and hands-on workshops. The emphasis of the course is on providing teachers with content knowledge and pedagogic tools to engage their students in the study of their own city. The course spans topics such as Mannahatta (a Lenape settlement), Dutch New Amsterdam, immigration, the evolution of transportation, urban planning and social activism. During each session, participants will use the Museum’s collections of primary sources as a vehicle for developing techniques to enhance students’ observational skills and improve their descriptive language and expository writing while making personal connections to the past. Drawing from the Danielson Rubric and the Common Core State Standards, participants will learn strategies such as interpreting information presented visually, orally or quantitatively (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7), and use them to enhance language while understanding and remembering history. Pass / fail for each participant will be determined by the following: Midterm= 20%, Final = 30%, Daily Responses = 30%, and Participation = 20%.

Course Begins: Monday, July 14, 2014      Course Ends: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Total Hours: 36        P Credits: 3 credits

Cost: ASPDP Non-Refundable Course Fee: $125
Museum of the City of New York Fee: $200.00 Total: $325.00


Course 2: Anti-Slavery Activism: Abolition in 19th Century Brooklyn and New York

Anti-Slavery Activism: Abolition in 19th Century Brooklyn and New York provides a critical study of 19th century abolitionist movements as they played out on the streets of New York City and Brooklyn. Engaging teachers through original research conducted for the Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) Brooklyn Abolitionists/ In Pursuit of Freedom and the Museum of the City of New York’s Activist New York, as well as through partnerships with the Irondale Ensemble, and the Weeksville Heritage Center, this course will include historian lectures, walking tours, and hands-on workshops. The course spans the development of free black communities and abolitionist movements starting in 18th century Kings County – then a “slaveholding capitol” in the north and the tactics, ideologies, and actors engaged in fighting for an end to slavery and for Civil Rights for African Americans through the end of the Civil War in 1865. During each session, participants will use BHS and the City Museum’s collections of original primary sources as a vehicle for developing techniques to enhance students’ observational skills and improve their descriptive language and expository writing while making personal connections to the past. Participants will learn strategies for designing their own walking tours, create pre- and post-visit activities based on both museums’ exhibitions, and discover ways of utilizing the In Pursuit of Freedom digital resources. Drawing from the Danielson Rubric and the Common Core State Standards, participants will learn strategies such as interpreting information presented visually, orally or quantitatively (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7), and use them to enhance language while understanding and remembering history. Participants will also receive regular feedback from the facilitator and their peers as they hone their lesson plans (Danielson.4E). At the conclusion of the institute, each participant will have created three lesson plans and will leave with a handbook of original activities created by their peers. Pass / fail for each participant will be determined by the following: Midterm= 20%, Final = 30%, Daily Responses = 30%, and Participation = 20%.

Course Begins: Monday, July 21, 2014      Course Ends: Saturday, July 26, 2014

Total Hours: 36        P Credits: 3 credits

Cost: ASPDP Non-Refundable Course Fee: $125
Museum of the City of New York Fee: $225.00 Total: $350.00