Making a Change
Dates: Saturday, January 18 and Saturday, February 1
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thanks to a generous grant from Wells Fargo, the Newseum is excited to offer a FREE open-enrollment professional development opportunity for D.C. metro area public school teachers. The day-long event will include a hands-on "Making a Change" workshop, the opportunity to explore artifacts from our collection with an archivist, lunch, and time to explore the museum on your own. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion, a resource bag to take home and a tutorial on using the Digital Classroom with your students.
Workshop Description: This workshop revisits a time period and movement that educators already know well, but poses new questions: How did civil rights activists use the First Amendment to achieve their goals? How did Martin Luther King Jr. harness the power of the news media? Participants view a Newseum-made documentary based on primary sources that invites them to look at the civil rights movement from a different angle and tackle an activity that bridges the gap between social movements then and now. Teachers also receive resources and strategies to bring their new knowledge back to their students.
Eligibility Requirements: DC metro area middle and high public school teachers in any subject area
Application Deadline for January workshop: January 3, 2014
Application Deadline for February workshop: January 17, 2014