Join History Center educators, curators, and local experts for workshops and educational sessions designed to connect local educators with the museum’s exhibits. Pre-registration is required and space can be reserved online.
For more information, please contact Fort Pitt Museum Education Manager Kathleen Lugarich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-6418.
Fort Pitt and Native Knowledge 360° Teacher Workshop: What Does It Mean to Remove a People?
Location: Fort Pitt Museum
Date: Saturday, Aug. 10
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Act 48 Hours: 4 hours
Audience: Recommended for teachers of secondary-school social studies or ELA and for librarians.
This four-hour educator workshop provides teachers with an introduction to the Smithsonian Institution’s Native Knowledge 360° National Education Initiative. The workshop will focus on teaching about Native Peoples more accurately through the use of correct terminology.
It will dive deeply into the free, online lesson about American Indian removal produced by the National Museum of the American Indian. Educators will see different examples of the agency that Native leaders employed under the threat of forced removal, engage in a Shawnee case study for students, and learn about a skills-based education approach through their exploration of primary and secondary sources.
The inquiry lesson will come to life for teachers through authentic and accurate online resources from the National Museum of the American Indian, such as treaties, maps, quotes, letters, and cultural objects.