NPNH Teacher Workshop

Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Hall National Memorial


Attention teachers:

The National Park Service, in collaboration with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Brooklyn College School of Education, is offering a FREE two-day workshop for first through twelfth grade school teachers!

Selected applicants will receive a $100 stipend following completion of the entire program, which includes pre-workshop readings.

National Parks of New York Harbor Teacher Workshop:
'Democracy Walk'

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum

National Register of Historic Places

Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 7 & 8, 2012 from 9:00am to 4:00pm for a brand new, FREE workshop for secondary school teachers.

Trace the evolution of citizenship within American history.

During this 2 day workshop, teachers investigate the different ideas regarding the rights and responsibilities that people have to each other and to the government. People have been coming to America for hundreds of years - some came in shackles and others in pursuit of the American dream.

Through talks with scholars and a visit to the African Burial Ground National Monument, Federal Hall National Memorial, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, teachers will consider the changing assumptions regarding civic rights from the 17th through the 21st century. This exploration will model the democracy walk teaching technique of site exploration and will provide teachers with curricular materials to support its inclusion in their classroom curricula.

African Burial Ground
African Burial Ground National Monument


To apply for this FREE workshop, click on the link below to obtain a fillable, saveable application form. Please complete all requested information and return according to the instructions.

If you are interested in attending, please request an application form by clicking here.

If you are experiencing problems with the PDF form, click here.

This workshop is being offered in collaboration with Brooklyn College, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, Bank Street College, the National Parks of New York Harbor, and is funded through the National Park Service's History and Civics Program. The History and Civics funding was appropriated to establish a pilot program for the teaching of American history and civics in the National Parks.

Last updated: October 10, 2018

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