Educator Workshop—Germ City: Science + History
Discover how disease has changed us in the urban context.
This program includes a curator-led exhibition tour, followed by an optional workshop for high school educators using the National History Day model and primary sources to learn how to bring project-based learning into your classroom.
Man and microbes have always co-habited, and their relationship has had a profound influence on human history—especially in cities, the crossroads of the movements of people, goods, and germs. Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis explores the complex story of New York’s long battle against infectious disease—a fight involving government, urban planners, medical professionals, businesses, and activists. It reveals how our understanding of disease has changed us physically, socially, and culturally, and the surprising interplay between people and pathogens in an urban context.
Explore the exhibition with curator Rebecca Jacobs, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. 1 CTLE hour
Following the exhibition tour, middle and high school educators can join an additional workshop to use the National History Day model and primary sources to learn how to bring project-based learning into your classroom. An additional 1 CTLE hour
The Museum is a CTLE certified provider. Participation in the tour provides 1 CTLE hour. Participation in the tour + workshop for middle and high school educators provides 2 CTLE hours.
Reservations are required for all events.