Two New York Sites Awarded IMLS African American History Grants

Congratulations to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum in Queens for being awarded grants through the IMLS's African American History and Culture grant program!  

From the IMLS Press Release:

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem will work with an experienced museum education consultant to develop five new K-12 education programs. These programs will complement the museum’s two existing K-12 education programs and provide sequential, differentiated instruction for thousands of students who participate in annual fieldtrips to its visitor’s center in Harlem. In addition to developing curricula for each program, the museum will create learning kits, pre-visit lesson plans and listening guides for teachers; online content for its website, and teaching notes and demonstration videos that will train teaching artists to lead these programs. Through these new education programs, students will develop a deeper understanding of the musical and cultural impact of jazz in Harlem and beyond.

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum will develop a more cohesive education program that reflects both the museum’s resources and the needs of local schools. The museum’s deputy director and Tinkering Lab educator will work together to design a curriculum that meets current New York State and city standards, enabling the museum to more effectively serve schools in the community with object-based learning experiences. Packets of educational materials will be developed and made available for school teachers to download and use in their classrooms prior to and following visits to the museum. Target schools will be actively involved in the process of testing and utilizing the products. Project results will be shared with internal and external stakeholders to sustain long-term improvement and enhance institutional capacity