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Baseball Hall of Fame

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Bruce Markusen
Manager of Digital and Outreach Learning
25 Main St
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Email: education@baseballhall.org
Phone: (607)547-0362

Your kids have a place at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, an educational not-for-profit institution. Baseball can make learning fun for fans of all ages. Our programs go beyond family programs that make visiting the Museum fun and interesting.

Dedicated to life-long learning, the Museum has developed educational programs for every stage of life, from school kids to professors, from casual fans to serious researchers and baseball professionals.

The next best thing to visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame is participating in a live virtual educational program. The Hall of Fame's award winning program transports the wonders of Cooperstown to your very own classroom. Baseball is used as the backdrop to help your students discover objectives in diverse topics like mathematics, geography, civil rights history, women's history, economics and more!

Civil Rights: Before You Could Say “Jackie Robinson”
Grades: 6-12thLength: 45 MinCategory: HistoryTimes: February 13, 2018 10:10 am ESTFebruary 13, 2018 1:10 pm EST

Explore American history from the era of Jim Crow to the civil rights heroics of Jackie Robinson to the post-integration efforts of superstars like Hank Aaron. Learn about the great players of the Negro leagues, including Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige, and pioneers of the modern game like Frank Robinson and Emmett Ashford.

Feb 13, 2018 at 10:10 am EST
Feb 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

Cowles Center, The

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Elyse Chambers
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Email: echambers@thecowlescenter.org
Phone: 612.206.3643

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is the Twin Cities’ newest arts center and the flagship for dance in Minnesota. Centrally located in downtown Minneapolis, The Cowles Center includes the newly refurbished 500-seat Goodale Theater; the former Hennepin Center for the Arts, home to 20 leading dance and performing arts organizations; the state-of-the-art Target Education Studio, housing The Cowles Center’s innovative distance learning program; and the new U.S. Bank Atrium. The Cowles Center is a catalyst for the creation, presentation, education, enjoyment and celebration of dance and the performing arts in the Twin Cities.

The Distance Learning Program has brought quality dance experiences to students in all corners of the country to connect  students with professional Twin Cities’ teaching artists. Over the years, we have grown to work with 40 schools and over 2,200 students each school year. Many of The Cowles Center’s residencies are exploratory in nature, sparking student curiosity through several days of immersion in a particular dance form. Other residencies are arts-integrated, weaving movement into other curricular subject areas and valuing dance equally as an art form and as a tool for robust learning.

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Journey through Black Dance Evolution
Grades: 3rd-10thLength: 45 MinCategories: Arts, Cultural Awareness, HistoryTimes: February 8, 2018 11:10 am ESTFebruary 8, 2018 1:10 pm EST

What can the dances of a group of people tell you about them? How are the dances of a cultural group influenced by geographical changes and by the passage of time? Based on the teaching artist’s own ancestral lineage, students will re-trace the voyage of the fictional Griotson clan during this residency, ‘landing’ in areas inhabited by their ancestors and relatives. The first stop is on the continent of Africa, where students will experience the dances, drum rhythms and customs of its Western coastal region dating back thousands of years. The journey continues across the Atlantic Ocean to the Southeastern US, where we explore the rich traditions of the Gullah Geechee people. Through the lens of their body percussion and other unique expressions of rhythm and song, students will discover this group as a powerful cultural and historical bridge between Africa and the US. The adventure proceeds from the Lowcountry to the Northeastern US. Students will learn and celebrate with Soul Dance, a close forerunner of the original hip-hop that sprang out of NYC, where the dance voyage concludes.

Feb 8, 2018 at 11:10 am EST
Feb 8, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

National Women’s History Museum

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205 S. Whiting Street Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 461-1920
www.nwhm.org

The Museum researches, collects and exhibits the contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic and political life of our nation in a context of world history. The museum will use innovative and engaging means including permanent and online exhibits, educational programs, and outreach efforts to communicate the breadth of women's experiences and accomplishments to the widest possible audience. The sharing of this knowledge will illuminate and encourage women and men, people of all classes, races and cultures to move into the future with respect, equal confidence, greater partnership, and opportunity.

Standing Up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
Grades: 4-12thLength: 45 MinCategories: History, Social StudiesTimes: February 15, 2018 10:10 am ESTFebruary 15, 2018 1:10 pm EST

African American women fought for civil rights from America’s earliest days. They resisted slavery. They protested against racism. They established networks to improve conditions for African Americans. They worked in politics and journalism, organized black labor, and supported education. In the 20th century, African American women formed the backbone of the modern Civil Rights Movement. African American women were the critical mass, the grassroots leaders challenging America to embrace justice and equality for all. Join us to explore the Civil Rights Movement through the perspectives of its women leaders. We will use objects, images, and documents to explore the dynamic women of the Civil Rights Movement.

Feb 15, 2018 at 10:10 am EST
Feb 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST
Standing Up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
Grades: 3rd-5thLength: 45 MinCategories: History, Social StudiesTimes: February 15, 2018 10:10 am ESTFebruary 15, 2018 1:10 pm EST

African American women fought for civil rights from America’s earliest days. They resisted slavery. They protested against racism. They established networks to improve conditions for African Americans. They worked in politics and journalism, organized black labor, and supported education. In the 20th century, African American women formed the backbone of the modern Civil Rights Movement. African American women were the critical mass, the grassroots leaders challenging America to embrace justice and equality for all. Join us to explore the Civil Rights Movement through the perspectives of its women leaders. We will use objects, images, and documents to explore the dynamic women of the Civil Rights Movement.

Feb 15, 2018 at 10:10 am EST
Feb 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

Paley Center For Media, The

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Email: distancelearningny@paleycenter.org
Phone: 212.621.6661

The Paley Center for Media has an international collection of over 160,000 programs covering almost 100 years of television and radio history, including news, public affairs programs and documentaries, performing arts programs, children’s programming, sports, comedy and variety shows, and commercial advertising

The Paley Center offers live and interactive educational programs on a wide variety of topics that have been developed and are conducted by the Paley Center’s education staff. Classes include clips from the collection that provide information, stimulate conversation, and encourage active viewing and critical thinking. Pre- and post-visit educational materials provide additional thematically relevant information and extend the learning experience.”

Get Up! Stand Up! The Civil Rights Movement and Television
Grades: 7-12thLength: 45 MinCategories: History, Social StudiesTimes: February 20, 2018 10:10 am ESTFebruary 20, 2018 1:10 pm EST

The Paley Center for Media’s permanent collection contains over 160,000 television, radio, and internet programs spanning almost 100 years of broadcasting. Paley Center Educators use this programming as primary sources that bring curriculum to life. This workshop examines how the growing popularity of television during the 1950s and 1960s provided the American public with a means to witness the struggle for Civil Rights nearly in real time and led a more informed society to enact social change.

Feb 20, 2018 at 10:10 am EST
Feb 20, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

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1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-569-0405
www.natfab.org

SoFAB is a living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage.

Southern Food: the African Influence
Grades: 6-12thLength: 45 MinCategory: HistoryTimes: February 6, 2018 10:10 am ESTFebruary 6, 2018 1:10 pm EST

From gumbo to macaroni and cheese, many iconic Southern meals were created or influenced by enslaved Africans. Combining the cooking techniques of Africa with southern produce and limited resources created new recipes that are beloved today by people of all backgrounds. Learn about popular Southern cuisines and the story behind them that Africans, and necessity, invented.

Feb 6, 2018 at 10:10 am EST
Feb 6, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

Virginia Historical Society

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Evan Liddiard, Senior Education Specialist
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Email: eliddiard@vahistorical.org
Phone: 804.342.9689

The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) was founded in 1831, making it the fourth-oldest such institution in the nation. It has operated without interruption for more than 180 years, which makes it the oldest cultural institution in the Old Dominion. The VHS is the only organization dedicated to collecting and interpreting all of Virginia’s history—all areas, all time periods, and all people.

The Virginia Historical Society’s interactive programs offer informative and engaging experiences that bring history to life, while reinforcing the importance of primary source learning and historical inquiry. Our catalog of live, interactive programs covers all of Virginia’s history, from Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians through Virginia’s role in the American Revolution and the Civil War to the dramatic changes the Old Dominion experienced during the twentieth century.

Different Paths to Freedom
Grades: 6-9thLength: 45 MinCategories: Government, HistoryTime: February 28, 2018 1:10 pm EST

Discover the implications that the American Revolution had on ideas of freedom and liberty. Students will examine the relationship between enslaved African Americans and the American Revolution through an investigation of Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation, James Lafayette’s petition, and Peter Sublett’s manumission.

 

Feb 28, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST
From Civil War to Civil Rights
Grades: 3rd-6thLength: 45 MinCategories: Government, HistoryTime: February 16, 2018 1:10 pm EST

Emancipation and the end of the Civil War brought promises of equality for African Americans in Virginia and throughout the South. It took the better part of a century for those promises to begin to be realized. This program will identify and examine the effects of segregation and Jim Crow on life in Virginia for whites, African Americans, and American Indians. Students will also discuss the social and political events in Virginia linked to desegregation and Massive Resistance and their relationship to national history.

Feb 16, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

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