ALBA Institutes


ALBA Teaching Institutes

ALBA’s Teaching Institutes provide professional development opportunities for high school teachers in the areas of Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Spanish, as well as other subject areas (e.g. Visual Art, Human Rights Education).

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The Institutes offer educators, from all over the country, the opportunity to work with leading experts in the history and culture of the Spanish Civil War to develop compelling lessons on the origins of World War II, totalitarian threats to democracy, U.S. isolationism vs. internationalism, the unexpected consequences that led to the Cold War, anti-communist campaigns, and the acceptance of General Franco’s dictatorship as part of the western alliance in the postwar era. Through the use of accessible primary source documents from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Collection—texts, images, audio—the lessons produced meet common core state standards in reading, writing, speaking & listening, and media skills while provoking their students intellectual curiosity.

2015-2016 Teaching Institutes Schedule

    • October 5, 2015: Presentation, Fall OCCS Conference, From Guernica to Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes in mid-20th-Century History in Columbus, OH
    • October 24, 2015: Professional development day in Boston, Massachusetts, with the support of the Collaborative for Educational Services and co-sponsored by AATSP-Massachusetts
    • November 3, 2015: Professional development day in New York, New York, co-hosted by New York University
    • November 4, 2015: Professional development day in New Jersey 
    • March 4, 2016: Presentation, Social Studies Regional Conference, From Guernica to Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes in mid-20th-Century History in Aurora, IL

 

Master Classes at the Archives

Milt Wolff File
ALBA encourages visits to augment classroom activities to the Tamiment Library at NYU where the Lincoln Brigade Archives are permanently housed.  During a two-hour study session, led by an expert in the history and culture of the Spanish Civil War, students personally connect with members of the Lincoln Brigade through an exploration of their original letters home, journals and sketchbooks, as well as FBI files, photos and other authentic artifacts.

 

 

 

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The Teaching Institutes for high school teachers are made possible by the Puffin Foundation and donors like you.

 

For more information visit the education page.

 

 

 

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Summer Institute 2008 Alums, final lunch
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January 21, 2009.
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Researching Photographs, January 21, 2009
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New York City high school students explore Milt Wolff's file in the ALBA collection.
Image Milt Wolff File
New York City high school students explore Milt Wolff's file in the ALBA collection.
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NYU Institute, Brigade background
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