Chancellor’s PD Day at the Museum of Chinese in America: The Chinese & the Iron Road

Open to: 4th-12th grade teachers, especially Social Studies/Humanities teachers. 

Opportunity at a Glance: The Transcontinental Railroad dramatically shaped the landscape of the American West and the nation, yet its story too often omits histories of the native and immigrant populations who built it. Reconsider the impact of Chinese immigrants on nation building by touring MOCA exhibitions and exploring primary sources that trace Chinese contributions to the railroad. Participate in object-based activities that help you examine how Chinese Americans navigated life in the US in the wake of anti-Chinese sentiment, and reflect on how this history is being reclaimed across the country by historical societies and museums. Fee: $20. 4.5 hrs CTLE credit.

Key dates: Tuesday, November 5th, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: 215 Centre St, NY, NY 10013.

Registration deadline: November 1.

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