Virtual Student Workshops

Three elementary students gathered around a tablet screen in the museum, learning digitally
Students learning digitally in the Museum’s Future City Lab

Student Workshops on the Civil Rights Movement in NYC for grades 4–6 and 7–12

As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021, join the Museum of the City of New York for FREE Virtual Workshops for students in grades 4-6 and 7–12.  These virtual workshops will explore anti-racist activism in the Civil Rights Movement in NYC, from protests against employment discrimination to the 1964 boycott by NYC students against segregated schools. Participants will hear the stories of Civil Rights activists in New York, including Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to learn about New York’s major role in the Black freedom movement and the ongoing movement for racial justice today. 

Register your students in one of the Student Workshops on January 13, 15, or 19. See the webpages below to register for one of the dates and times offered

Advance registration is required. Seats are limited. Join our mailing list  for updates—be sure to check the box "Teacher & Student Programs"!  

How it Works:  Students will join other students in these live and interactive sessions led over Zoom by Museum Educators in a setting that balances active engagement and privacy.  Participants will see and discuss visuals from the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. 

Security and Interaction: Sessions will be presented as webinars; students are able to submit questions, comments, and observations to the moderators and complete polls, but will not use cameras or mics and will not be visible on screen.  

Registration: Individuals or classes are invited to register. Teachers interested in registering a class of up to 35 students can do so (multiple classes from the same school can register if there is a different teacher in charge of the registration for each class).  

Free.  Advance registration required. Seats are limited. 

For Educators: Dive deeper and gain even more stories for your classroom in our free PD session Civil Rights in New York: From School Boycotts to ‘Beyond Vietnam’, on Tues, Jan 12, 2021 at 5:00pm. Registration required. 1.5 CTLE 

Spring 2021 Workshops:  Registration will open on January 5, 2021. To learn about future upcoming free student workshops scheduled this school year between January – June, join our mailing list (be sure to check the box "Teacher & Student Programs"!) to be notified when registration for these workshops is available.  

Past Student Workshops

Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights Now 
Discover diverse leaders within the woman suffrage movement and the tactics they used to expand voting rights. Offered on Tues, Oct 27; Thurs, Oct 29; Tues, Nov 3, 2020 

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The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

For more information about the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center, and additional funder credits, please click here

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