Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Saturday Academy at the Brooklyn Historical Society


The Brooklyn Historical Society in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, presents Saturday Academy for students in grades 6-12. Saturday Academy at Brooklyn Historical Society is a free, six-week program for students interested in American History, and best of all, there isn't any homework or testing! Eligible students may take one or two classes per Saturday. The Spring 2010 session will meet: February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, April 10 and April 17.

History with Hands: Exploring Brooklyn History Through

Arts Making
Grades 6 - 12, 1 class at 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Instructor: Monique Ford
In this workshop, students will explore key communities in Brooklyn and their role in shaping American History from the 1600s to the present. Using documents, photos, neighborhood walks and resources based on the Collection of Brooklyn Historical Society, you will participate in hands-on arts making such as drawing, painting and collage that will chronicle students' journeys through history. Sessions will culminate in a gallery exhibition and sharing of student work.

Instructor Monique Ford has been a teaching artist in New York City for the last five years. She led arts educational programs at the 92nd St Y Art Center, Studio in a School, Rotunda Gallery, Manhattan New School, Free Arts NYC, Publicolor, Katonah Museum of Art, TriBeCa Community School and the Brooklyn Historical Society.

SAT/AP U.S. History Review
Grades 9 - 12 only, 2 classes at 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Instructors: Eugene V. Resnick and Jeff Schneider
This course will help students prepare for the Advanced Placement Exam in United States History and the SAT Subject Test in United States History. We review events, terms, and people that appear frequently on the exams and review both multiple choice questions and essay questions. This course will examine areas where students want additional review and focus.

Mr. Resnick has taught Advanced Placement U.S. History for seven years at Midwood High School and has co-authored a Kaplan review book on the SAT Subject Test in U.S. History. Mr. Schneider has taught Advanced Placement U.S. History for nine years at Midwood High School and has also co-authored the Kaplan review book on the SAT Subject Test in U. S. History.

Contact education@brooklynhistory.org with questions or for more information. All applications must be received by February 19 2010. Enrollment will close as soon as the courses are filled.

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