Discover innovative ways to introduce students to the topics of immigration and migration throughout U.S. history. In our acclaimed workshops for teacher professional development walk the New York city streets, eat your way to cultural understanding, and investigate where the past meets the present as you gain content knowledge and strategies that will enrich your classroom practice.
Professional development workshops can include tours of 97 and 103 Orchard Street and of our Lower East Side neighborhood, a continuing gateway for new immigrants to the United States. Each workshop is paired with a session exploring ways to incorporate primary sources, multiple perspectives, and narrative into your curriculum, as well as methods for exploring contemporary issues through the lens of history. Participants will go home with ready-to-use curricular materials and new inspiration. As is true of all the Museum’s educational programs, these workshops align with the goals of national and New York State learning standards.
The Tenement Museum’s professional development workshops for teachers are made possible, in part, through a generous grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Hearst Foundation.