Act 48: Perspectives in History | Wars of Empire and Liberty

Date & Time
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Location Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15222
Ticketing $25 for non-members
$20 for members
Act 48 credits will be provided for an additional $7 fee

Educators are invited to learn about Western Pa.’s role in the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars during this Act 48 program.

The adage, “there are two sides to every story” reminds us that there is often more than one point-of-view. Join museum educators in applying this to history by examining the varying perspectives on the origins, development, and aftermath of the Seven Years’ War, as well as individual events of the American Revolution, that you can then apply to your classroom curriculum.

Explore the History Center’s Clash of Empires exhibition to examine artifacts and the unique perspectives on the conflict from each of the participants – the British, French, and Native Americans.

Then scaffold your learning by surveying over 25 original works of art and rare objects in our newly opened exhibit, Wars of Empire and Liberty: Featuring the Revolutionary Art of Don Troiani. A nationally renowned historical artist, Troiani’s paintings chronicle a diverse cast of characters swept up by the Revolution and focuses on the struggle for American independence.

Throughout the workshop, History Center educators will demonstrate and share teaching methods that incorporate primary and secondary source materials that represent a range of views on a historical issue.

Participants will leave with curriculum resources and strategies to support their classroom teaching from the Heinz History Center and the Smithsonian.


Space is limited, please register by Oct. 7. This program is open to all educators and satisfies Pa.’s Act 48 ongoing professional development requirements. Act 48 hours are provided for an additional $7 fee. Registration link will be updated once available.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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