The October 2019 “Crossroads of Rockland History,” featured an interview with Dr. Arlene Clinkscale who made New York State education history when she became the first African American woman in the state to lead a school district. Nyack. [Read more…] about Nyack Education Pioneer Arlene Clinkscale
The New York State Council for the Social Studies has announced they are looking for presenters for the 2020 NYSCSS Convention, which will be held March 12-14, 2020, at the Albany Capital Center, in Albany.
This years convention theme is “Think Global. Act Local.” [Read more…] about Social Studies Convention Presenters Sought
The New York State Archives Partnership Trust has partnered with the National Council for History Education to form a state council – the New York Council for History Education (NYCHE).
This partnership is expected to enhance the Trust’s ability to promote historical literacy by strengthening regional networks of educators, historians and cultural organizations and providing locally focused professional development and outreach activities. [Read more…] about New York Council for History Education Formed
A Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents has been set for Friday, September 6, from 9:30 am to 5 pm, at Fort Ticonderoga.
Visitors can participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the “To Act as One United Body” program and aboard the Carillon tour boat. [Read more…] about Homeschool Day At Fort Ticonderoga
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), formerly known as the Adirondack Museum, has partnered with KultureCity to make their campus sensory inclusive. This new initiative hopes to promote an accommodating and positive experience for all visitors with a sensory processing disorder. [Read more…] about Adirondack Experience Certified Sensory Inclusive
The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership has recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga a grant to support a graduate-level student intern to develop historical content about the role of the Champlain Valley in early American history from 1609-1815, with an emphasis on the French & Indian War and the American Revolution, the focus of the 2020 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Receives Grant For Graduate Fellowship
History education partnerships demonstrate what people at the grass roots level can accomplish. I recently took a look at some New York State examples from the Clinton County Historical Association and SUNY Plattsburgh; the Athena Middle School History Club; and a project at SUNY Geneseo that initiated a one-day local history conference. You can read about these case studies HERE
“Integrating Primary Sources through Local History,” a program that will explore the use of local history as a way to teach and encourage historical thinking skills, will be held on Wednesday March 27, at 5 pm in Rome, NY.
The program will feature Camden High School Social Studies Teacher Jessica Harney and Camden High School Media Specialist Jennine Bloomquist who will share ways in which primary source research can help generate excitement in today’s youth. From researching deeds, to field archaeology, and building community partnerships, this program will help attendees encourage youth to be historians. [Read more…] about Integrating Primary Sources Through Local History Research
In February, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site held a full day teacher workshop focusing on the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and famed educator, orator, and founder of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Booker T. Washington. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Hosts Its First Ever Teacher Workshop
The University at Albany, University Libraries, the Capital District Library Council, the NY Capital Region Alliance for Response, and the New York State Education Department have announced a half-day seminar “After the Big One: Navigating Disaster Recovery for Cultural Institutions,” set for May 21st, 2019 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, at the University at Albany’s Science Library in the 3rd Floor Standish Room. [Read more…] about Navigating Disaster Recovery for Cultural Institutions