Act 48

Bringing History to Life through Digital Technologies

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Act 48 Hours: 5 hours
Audience: Appropriate for all educators
Cost: FREE, including continental breakfast and lunch, thanks to the support of the Smithsonian Institution

This summer, join the History Center’s education team to learn how to bring history and museum collections to your students through new online platforms and digital technologies. Discover ways to incorporate digital museum objects into the classroom using the Smithsonian Learning Lab, bridge the past and present using augmented reality and web-based programs, and learn about techniques for integrating digital museum and archival collections into your lessons.

A $10 registration fee applies for all participants, which will be refunded after attendance.

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Before There Was History, There Was Choice: A Deliberative Forum

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Act 48 Hours: 5 hours
Audience: Middle and high school educators
Cost: FREE, including continental breakfast and lunch, thanks to the support of the Kettering Foundation

Join in a forum designed to illuminate the process of civic deliberation, where participants deliberate on a series of choices and trade-offs. After participating in a forum and learning about how to frame deliberative options, educators will use the History Center’s core exhibition, Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, to draft their own deliberative framework. Teachers will be provided with information and resources on how to utilize the deliberative forum process in their classrooms.

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Teaching American History seminar – George Washington

Date: Friday, Aug. 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Act 48 Hours: 5 hours
Audience: Middle and high school educators
Cost: FREE

In this Teaching American History seminar, join Dr. Christopher Burkett from Ashland University to explore the life of George Washington, beginning with his service in the French and Indian war. TeachingAmericanHistory.org is a project of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.

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