“a small fort, which our people call Fort Orange”:
Teaching New York’s Dutch History through Primary Resources
The New York State Museum is pleased to offer a one-day teacher workshop in which educators use primary source materials and artifacts to explore New York State’s Dutch roots. Many different disciplines come together to explore the character-shaping and lasting effect the Dutch presence here in the seventeenth century has had on New York State over four centuries. A variety of primary documents, archaeological sites, three-dimensional artifacts, and historic artwork all provide evidence for what life was like in New York during this period.
During this workshop educators will engage with archaeologists, archivists, and historians who study colonial New York and will present different ways resources can be used to inform and excite students about historic New York. Classroom-ready lessons and access to digitized records will provide educators with ways to engage their students directly with primary resources that support the New York State Learning Standards. Participants will earn 7 hours of CTLE credit.
This free workshop is limited to 30 participants.
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This workshop and the accompanying educational resources were made possible through a generous grant from the Consulate General of The Netherlands in New York.
For more information about this workshop please contact:
New York State Museum
Cultural Education Center 3025
Albany, New York 12230
Phone: (518) 402-5019