Looking for an excuse to utilize BPL's air conditioning for a little while longer this week? Why not stop by the Brooklyn Collection to view our latest exhibit from the Brooklyn Connections program:
This year, our exhibit focuses on the ways in which our Brooklyn Connections participants became historians while completing research projects on their favorite Brooklyn topics. Each case is dedicated to a step in the research process, from developing an initial question to reflecting on what they learned.
Included in this year's exhibit, you will see glimpses of projects covering a myriad of topics, including Coney Island, famous Brooklyn food, Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights, and Neighborhoods. Individual cases contain original Collection materials, sample projects, student reflections and photographs of students:
We've even included a model of the famous Brooklyn-built vessel the USS Monitor:
The outstanding materials featured in the exhibit represent only a fraction of the hundreds of projects completed this year. This year's cohort included students from 15 schools across Brooklyn: Beginning with Children, Brooklyn Excelsior, Hellenic Classical, IS 30, IS 109, IS 138, JHS 240, KIPP AMP, MS 57, MS 126, MS 136, MS 282, MS 385, PS 192 and Teachers Prep.
Next year, our program will be increasing with a cohort of at least 20 schools - incluing our very first high school! Stay tuned to Brooklynology for more information about the coming year of Brooklyn Connections - and check out our website for more information too!