Eyewitness to History

Making the Modern City

Students will have the opportunity to meet people who have seen history first hand, from the home front experience of World War II to a Vietnam War protestor. These sessions include analysis of primary and secondary sources, student facilitated interviews, and group discussions. Educators can select from two themes: Military Veterans: Trials and Tribulations of War or The 1960s: The Decade that Rocked America.

Grade Levels: 6 – 12
Program Length: 2 hours
Maximum: 50 students
Cost: $8 per student

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Please note that not all programs are available for all grades. Please refer to the Experience History Programs guide for more information.

Arsenal of the Union: Western Pennsylvania in the Civil WarUnderground Railroad in Western PennsylvaniaMany Hands Make a City: Immigration and MigrationThe Smoky City: Immigration and IndustryConflicts and Compromises: Pittsburgh’s Labor HistorySetting the Scene: Macaroni BoyForging Freedom: Pittsburgh and World War IIExamining the Holocaust Through the ArchivesEyewitness to HistoryShaping Modern Pittsburgh: A Deliberative ForumPittsburgh Change AgentsInspired by Pittsburgh90 Pittsburgh NeighborhoodsGather a StoryA Better World: Improving the Quality of our Lives Through InnovationInnovation and InventionSystems Thinking: Exploring Complex SystemsSteel City SportsHands On History - Exploring Original Primary Sources


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