Free Professional Development for Teachers
Looking for an opportunity to develop new skills and lessons for your classroom? Join us for a professional-development workshop and earn four in-service hours! History Center educators teach various workshop sessions that incorporate content and hands-on exercises and provide the opportunity to work with others in your field to develop take-away lessons. Teachers will enjoy a catered lunch while a History Center educator facilitates the session.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.*
With little time for social studies in the classroom, teachers must get creative to make history lessons engaging and impactful. This free workshop provides strategies for incorporating objects and primary sources into your lessons to keep history active and interesting, while also providing firsthand accounts of important moments in history.
Teaching Difficult History
Saturday, February 22, 2020
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.*
Teaching our community’s history can be tough when tackling sensitive or controversial topics such as slavery, civil rights, terrorism, and current events. In this workshop, we’ll share techniques for fostering empathy, examining alternative interpretations of sources, and how to generate inquisitive and positive conversation.
*Before the workshop session, teachers will complete pre-visit activities that count toward the four in-service hours.
PD on the Go
Interested in a workshop for your whole department? Let us host a professional-development workshop at your school! Our new “PD on the Go” program provides teachers a hassle-free opportunity to earn four in-service hours. History Center educators lead a workshop in the comfort and convenience of your school.
Lesson Plan Downloads
• 2019 Time Travelers’ Gazette
• 2018 Black History/Women’s History Booklet (Bilingual)
• 2017 Hispanic Heritage Booklet (English)
• 2017 Hispanic Heritage Booklet (Spanish)
• 2017 African American Inventors & Innovators (English-only)
History on the Go – Play Lesson Plans
History on the Go – Teach-In Lesson Plans
The History Center offers helpful resources for educators. Check this page often for new additions and changes!