Thursday, March 19, 2009

School Spotlight: Baltimore City Public Schools

Teaching American History Workshops at the JMM!

The JMM is committed to partnering with school districts to provide valuable professional development opportunities on a variety of topics. In February, we hosted two workshops in collaboration with Baltimore City and the Irish Railroad Workers Museum sponsored by a Teaching American History grant on the topic of immigration history. As part of the program, teachers listened to UMBC professor Kriste Lindenmeyer provide an overview of immigration history; toured both the JMM and Irish Railroad Workers Museum; received an abundance of teacher resources for classroom use; and learned the value of working with history museums to develop lesson plans. We enjoyed having the opportunity to meet with social studies teachers and to learn from them how we can effectively meet their needs.

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Photo of teachers at a teacher training session at the Museum.

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