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).
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.
Master Classes at the Archives
When possible, ALBA encourages class visits to the Tamiment Library at NYU where the Lincoln Brigade Archives are permanently housed to augment classroom activities. 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.
2014 – 2015 Teaching Institutes Schedule
- August 13, 2014: Professional development day in Tampa, Florida, co-hosted by the University of South Florida.
- November 4, 2014: Professional development day in New York City, co-hosted by NYU.
- November 5, 2014: Professional development day in Bergen County, New Jersey, co-hosted by the Bergen County Academies.
- November 8, 2014: Professional development day in Bloomington, Illinois, co-hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University.
The Teaching Institutes for high school teachers are made possible by the Puffin Foundation and donors like you.
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