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Indian Villages, Paths, Ponds, and Places in Kings County, 1946. Print on paper, 18 × 151/2 in. © 1946 by James A. Kelly; C. W. Nenning, cartographer. Brooklyn Maps collection, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection

Virtual Teacher Workshop: Native Americans in New York

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

4–6 pm

Online

Join us online for a two-part professional development workshop in conjunction with Brooklyn Public Library, and examine the different ways the history of Native Americans in New York has been told, who has told it, and how it has changed over time.

In the second session, presenters from Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum will share resources and strategies for engaging students in explorations of New York's Indigenous communities. Work with primary sources relating to Native American history, including maps, newspaper articles, artworks, and archival materials, to develop techniques for identifying and analyzing historical bias with students. Participants will leave with an array of resources to incorporate into their curricula, including primary sources and activities from Brooklyn Public Library and resources from the Brooklyn Museum on Indigenous artists and depictions of Native Americans in the arts, in order to thoughtfully and responsibly center Indigenous histories and contemporary culture in the classroom.

In the first session, on October 6, learn about Lenape history and contemporary culture in a panel discussion with Lenape leaders in New York and beyond.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Connections, and will be held via Zoom. Registration is $15 for one session, or $25 for both, and is available through the Brooklyn Public Library. Financial assistance is available; email us at teacher.services@brooklynmuseum.org to learn more.