Educator Workshop—Germ City: Science + History

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00pm
Influenza Pandemic; Mortality in America and Europe During 1918 and 1919, Courtesy of National Museum of Health and Medicine, Reeve 3143

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.

Supported by Wellcome as part of Contagious Cities. Germ City is made possible in part by Valerie and John W. Rowe, and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with The New York Academy of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust. It is part of Wellcome’s international project Contagious Cities, which explores the interplay of people and pathogens in urban contexts.

New York City History Day is made possible by Elizabeth K. Belfer; Budd and Jane Goldman Fund, The New York Community Trust; Susan and Roy A. Glaser; and Kathleen Benson Haskins.

The Museum is grateful to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supports Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Fellowship Programs in Public History.

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.

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