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ALBA Institute

The ALBA Institute for Education educates high school teachers of social studies, Spanish, art, and language arts on the use of primary documents and multimedia resources to convey the lessons learned from the American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War: progressivism, activism, and the impact of grassroots organizing. The Institute is conducted by leading experts on the history and culture of the Spanish Civil War. Link to the Tampa and New York Institute pages for lesson plans for high school students written by teachers that use on-line resources and materials that can be ordered through ALBA. 

2013 Teaching Institutes

 
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives is proud to announce its 2013 teaching institutes for high school teachers, made possible by the Puffin Foundation and donors like you:
 
  • April 17, 2013: Professional development day in Bergen County, New Jersey, co-hosted by the Bergen County Academies, with Peter Carroll and Sebastiaan Faber. More information: contact.
  • May 15, 2013:  Professional development day in Tampa, Florida, co-hosted by the University of South Florida, with Peter Carroll and Fraser Ottanelli. More information: contact.
  • June 11-12, 2013: Two-day workshop in Oberlin, Ohio, co-hosted by Oberlin College and co-sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council. With Sebastiaan Faber, Peter Carroll, and Geoff Pingree. More information: contact.
  • November 5, 2013: Professional development day in New York City, co-hosted by NYU, with Peter N. Carroll and Sebastiaan Faber. More information: contact.
  • November 6, 2013: Professional development day in Bergen County, New Jersey, co-hosted by the Bergen County Academies, with Peter Carroll and Sebastiaan Faber. More information: contact.

 

2014 Teaching Institutes

  • March 8, 2014: Professional development day in Northhampton, Massachusetts, co-hosted by The Collaborative for Educational Studies, Amherst College, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, with Sebastiaan Faber. More information: contact.

 

ALBA's First Summer Institute, NYC 2008

2008 Alumni



Immersion in the Archives

ALBA encourages high school teachers to bring their students into the archives in order to expose them to primary documents and the archival process. 

In 2009, an ALBA Summer Institute alumnus, Oscar Gongora, brought his 11th grade class to the archives for an 8-week excursion-based minicourse.  The students (below) read letters, viewed archival film, researched photographs and handled ephemera.

Researching Photographs