2016-06-01 / Features

Graduate Credits, Scholarship For Teachers

The Taft Institute for Government and the Museum of the City of New York will collaborate to offer a seminar for teachers, K-12, on civic education including attention to the presidential election, political activism, immigration, and city planning. Participating teachers, who may be experienced or new teachers, may take the seminar for graduate credit in education or political science at Queens College and will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

The seminar will include three day-long sessions at the Museum (info below), August 22-24. Morning coffee and bagels, lunch, and resource materials will be provided. Eight additional sessions will be held at Queens College during the fall semester on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-7:00 pm. A pizza and salad supper will be served at those sessions.

The seminar will include Museum staff introducing the exhibitions, “Activist New York” and “In the South Bronx of America 1976-82,” featuring the work of photographer Mel Rosenthal, in addition to workshops on immigration and urban planning. The Taft Institute will present a uniquely ambitious and rigorous presidential election simulation game, including the role of the media in presidential elections. They will also discuss whether or not the United States is still a democracy, among other topics.

Interested teachers should contact Bukurije Ramusevic, at email bukurije.ramusevic@qc.cuny.edu or 718-997-5470 for application forms and other information or visit the Taft Institute website, taftinstitute.org.

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.

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