Hidden Voices: Arab American Heritage Month - Session 3

When: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 9:30am

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A banner including six silhouette images of the figures featured in the Hidden Voices resource guides: Antonia Pantoja, Bayard Rustin, Elsie Richardson, David Ruggles, Wong Chin Foo, and Sylvia Rivera

Hidden Voices of New York City: Arab American Heritage Month (Grades 3-5)

Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month with your students by registering for this free virtual workshop for grades 3-5.

In this session of the Hidden Voices of New York City series, students will learn about Arab American New Yorkers whose stories have too often been “hidden” from the traditional historical record, but whose lives and legacies continue to shape our collective history and identity in the city. This program is inspired by the profiles in the Hidden Voices resource guides, which are aligned to the New York City Department of Education’s Passport to Social Studies.

A man poses for the camera while leaning his elbow on a book.
Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931) A painter, author and poet the early Arab American Community in New York

This month will feature the Hidden Voices profile figure Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931), a painter, author and poet in New York City’s “Little Syria,” and other members of the Arab American Community in New York.

This 1-hour workshop includes an active chat for class participation and student activities to do during the program, including a close 

examination of images from the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.

Students who participate in the session will:

  • Be able to name three individuals from New York City history and describe the challenges they faced and their legacy today
  • Sharpen their historical thinking skills through engagement with primary and secondary source materials
  • Hone skills in civic agency through exposure to the stories of people who organized within and beyond the city of New York
  • Explore history through multiple perspectives and gain an understanding of how the past influences our present and how we can each help shape our future

Who is this for?

This webinar is geared toward students in grades 3-5. Individuals or classes are invited to register.

About the session format:

Our virtual student workshops are live and interactive sessions led over Zoom by Museum Educators in a setting that balances active engagement and privacy.  Sessions will be presented as webinars; students will be able to submit questions, comments, and observations to the moderators and complete polls and other activities but will not use cameras or mics and will not be visible on screen.

How to Register:

These sessions are free! Advance registration is required. Educators who register for their class will receive a Zoom link prior to the program.

Use the link to register for this date and time.


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


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