Picturing Local History: Leaning about History with Archival Photographs

Open to: Elementary Teachers (social studies and art teachers are encouraged to register to attend)
Opportunity at a Glance: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then discover the countless conversations possible with New York Public Library (NYPL) resources.  Join us at the Washington Heights branch and learn how to use archival photographs in your class to explore local NYC history.

During this workshop, participants will learn about the following:

  • Interpreting historical images with student;
  • Examining snapshots of Harlem from the 40s and 50s; and
  • Exploring different ways to use photographs in your lessons.

All participants will be given printed copies of the photographs and related materials. Attendees will be awarded 1.5 CTLE credits. This workshop is free and open to all educators.

Key dates:  Tuesday March 22nd from 4:00p.m. – 5:30p.m. EDT
Location: Washington Heights Library 1000 Saint Nicholas Avenue New York, NY 10032
Registration deadline: Sunday March 20th
Take action: Register here
For more information: arturoaguero@nypl.org