Spend one or two days in historic Brooklyn. Participants will learn an array of different strategies for conducting an historical inquiry using documents (DBQ), a process mandated by New York State Social Studies Standards. A variety of methods and techniques will be presented based on the curriculum which complies with both the Social Studies and Language Arts Standards.
Monday, July 19: Baseball and Brooklyn
Location: KeySpan Park
Professor Joseph Dorinson, LIU: “Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn and American History,” including curriculum material
Jim Robinson, “The Negro Leagues: Oral Testimony from a Player
Josh Prager, Wall Street Journal, “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World.” a case study in the use of primary source documents and oral sources to reconstruct an historic event.
Henry Schweiger, Brooklyn Historian, “The Era of the Subway Series in New York History”
Guided tour of the museum and the field
Walking tour of Coney Island
Cost: $60 includes lunch
Cutoff date June 25