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. Included will be activities for grades 4-12 involving maps, photographs, letters, journals, and other primary source materials. The class consists of visits to and meetings with the education coordinators at the following historic sites:
September 20: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill)
Route 9G, Hyde Park – The class will include a short hike up to Top Cottage. Wear walking shoes.
September 27: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home National Historic Site (Springwood)
Meet at the Wallace Education Center, 511 Albany Hill Road (Route 9), Hyde Park
October 4: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill)
Route 9G, Hyde Park – Includes a presentation by Edna Gurewitsch, wife of Eleanor’s doctor and who accompanied Eleanor on many trips around the world.
October 18 and 25: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum
511 Albany Hill Road (Route 9), Hyde Park – Meet at Wallace Education Center. Guided tour of museum exhibits and DBQ workshop
Cost: $95 plus optional: $50 for dinners
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Offered through the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center