Teaching Social Activism Conference

Starting Date: 03-16-2013
Ending Date: 03-17-2013

New York, New York 10003
United States
How does teaching social activism in the classroom prepare students to be active citizens in their communities, the city, and beyond?

On March 16 and 17, 2013, the Museum of the City of New York will host Teaching Social Activism in the Classroom. Educators are invited to present and participate in this two-day conference, which will highlight the various tools and techniques used by teachers to engage their students in the history and practice of social change, inspired by the content of the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, Activist New York. Educators, activists, and historians will present their work to one another and will discuss the best practices for teaching this important subject to children of all ages. Sponsored by the Puffin Foundation, the conference is free.

Conference dates: Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2013
Place: The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, NYC

If you wish to attend the conference, you may register here.
If you wish to present at the conference, continue reading for information on how to submit an abstract.

Submission and Registration Information: Call for Panels and Workshops

The Museum requests proposals for panels or workshop sessions that address the following questions: - How do you teach your students about social activism – from a historical or contemporary perspective?- How do you encourage your students to respond to contemporary social issues?- How do you teach students to understand both sides of debates and issues? - What activities do your students participate in beyond the school day that help them understand social change? - Are teachers social activists?- Have you and your students participated in any partnerships that have broadened their understanding and increased their passion for social issues?

Panels, presentations and interactive workshops are encouraged. Please reference any pertinent primary and secondary resources you would use in your session and how they support the Common Core State Standards. Also mention if you need and audio or visual equipment to run your session.

Please submit a session abstract of no more than 300 words to ezipris@mcny.org by December 14, 2012.
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