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Discover: Open Houses for EducatorsA Beautiful Way to Go: Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Mark the 175th anniversary of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery with a curator-led tour of the Museum of the City of New York's major exhibition on this important national landmark. RSVP here.
Participate: Hands-on Workshops for Educators
During these sessions, educators will learn content about a variety of New York City topics and explore strategies for effectively using primary and secondary source materials in the classroom.
Social Activism Then and Now
Chancellor's Day: Thursday, June 6, 2013
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Join us for an extraordinary day featuring the exhibition Activist NY and the recent PBS Documentary Makers: Women Who Make America. Explore the exhibition, covering more than three centuries of the city’s history, dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future. Hear the voices of women – activists, educators, politicians, artists, and more – who have fought for and enacted change in a variety of astounding ways.
Following a tour of the groundbreaking exhibition, educators will meet and learn from activist and Makers advisor Amy Richards who will highlight several historical and contemporary stories told in the PBS film. Educators will be guided through the episodes – all available online – to consider how they can use this valuable resource with their own students. Teachers will explore documents related to each episode to pair the compelling stories with deep analysis and reading of relevant informational texts.
Learn: Lecture Series for EducatorsSocial Activism: Community Activism
Thursday, May 2, 2013
In the decades following World War II, New York’s demographic composition reflected the mass postwar settlement of African American and Puerto Rican migrants. Dr. Johanna Fernandez, CUNY, will explore how the Young Lords and other groups of activists, such as the Black Panthers, called for change in minority communities during the 1960s. RSVP here.
The Museum is free the last weekend of every month for educators and their families. Bring your school ID or letterhead for free admission and a 15% discount at the Museum Shop!