Join History Center educators, curators, and local experts for workshops and educational sessions designed to connect local educators with the museum’s exhibits. All workshops include a classroom resource guide with lesson plans and a boxed meal. Pre-registration is required and space can be reserved online.
For more information, please contact the School and Teacher Programs Coordinator at 412-454-6314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Stories through Local Experiences: Pittsburgh During Prohibition
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Act 48 Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Suitable for all educators.
Cost: $15 for History Center members and $20 for non-members to attend. Additional $3 fee applies to receive Act 48 hours.
Using a local story to delve into a national historic event or era can be a relevant and exciting hook for students. Join the History Center’s education team as we use Prohibition as an example of how local evidence can illuminate a national event, and learn how to access a range of local primary sources to look for Western Pennsylvania connections to national stories. Teachers will tour American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, an exhibit created by the National Constitution Center that covers the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, and includes more than 100 rare artifacts including flapper dresses, temperance propaganda, and original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st Amendments. Includes resources developed by the National Constitution Center and Heinz History Center educators.