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Fall Educator Programs

Sep 17, 2013 11:57 AM | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce two FREE educator programs for the fall.  The events are open to all teachers and educators from across the city and offer a unique opportunity to tour and explore the Brooklyn Collection.  Both events will take place in the Brooklyn Collection, 2nd Floor, Central Library.

Please join us for our Open Educator House on October 2, 4pm-6pm.  Tour our facilities, including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle "morgue" and other restricted areas.  View thousands of primary sources that are available to you and your students.  Access our digital collections, learn about class visits and the Brooklyn Connections program.  Take home a free copy of our teacher resource, Projects at the Brooklyn Collection: A Teacher Guide as well as some other resources you can use in your classroom.  Refreshments will be provided.  RSVP is required: call 718-230-2706 or email us at

Teacher and students in a classroom at Girls High School, Brooklyn Eagle, ca. 1960

On December 9, 9am-3pm the Brooklyn Collection is hosting a teacher professional development--Doing History: Connecting Teachers to Local History.  Meet historian and former English Professor John Manbeck (author of The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn) and work with our original archival documents, practice using our materials to fulfill Common Core State Standards, and develop new methods for increasing student engagement using Brooklyn's history.  Teachers will gain the confidence and knowledge they need to use original primary sources in new ways.  The session will focus on Brooklyn, but educators from across NYC are welcome.  Participants will receive a packet of resources and breakfast and lunch will be provided.  RSVP is required: call 718-230-2706 or email us at

Brooklyn Eagle, 1951.

SAVE THE DATE:  Brooklyn and the Civil Rights Movement--May 15, 2014Dr. Brian Purnell (author of Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality) will once again join us and lead a discussion about the efforts of Brooklyn CORE, which included protests, community clean-ups, fasts, a stall-in and more. 

Civil Rights Professional Development, January 2013

For more information about Brooklyn Connections or the fall events, please go to the Brooklyn Connections teacher page