1913 Paterson Silk Strike Revisited, Teachers' Workshop, March 20th
The Museum is proud to offer a two-part program entitled The 1913 Paterson Silk Strike Revisited 100 Years Later, with a teachers' workshop to be held on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 and a motor coach tour of the labor and immigrant heritage sites of the City of Paterson on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013. The general public is also invited to participate. Educators who attend will receive a Professional Development Certificate.
On Wednesday, March 20th, the teachers' workshop will be held at the Museum from 9:30AM-2:30PM, with lunch served at midday. Workshop plans include presentations by award-winning educators, including New Jersey and women's history scholar, Delight Dodyk, Ph.D., co-developer of The Paterson Silk Strike of 1913 Teacher's Guide, historian Steve Golin, Ph.D., author of The Fragile Bridge: Paterson Silk Strike 1913, and Angelica Santomauro, Ed.D., Director of the American Labor Museum. Methods of integrating labor and immigrant studies into the curriculum will be introduced and, teaching materials for grades 4-12 will be distributed.
On Wednesday, May 15th, the motor coach tour will depart from the Museum at 9AM and tour historic labor and immigrant sites of the City of Paterson and vicinity. Period-costumed guides will provide historical narrative and opportunity for discussion. The bus will return for lunch served from 12-1PM under the grape arbor of the Museum's Old World Gardens.
The registration of $65.00 for Museum members and $75.00 for non-members includes lunches and teaching materials for the teachers' workshop and the bus tour. For those who opt to attend the workshop only, the registration fee is $45. for Museum members and $50. for non-members. For those who opt to join the bus tour only, the cost is $20. for Museum members and $25. for non-members.
This project is funded, in part by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College, through a general operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
Past Museum teachers' workshops have focused on "Women in the Workplace," "Teaching Working People's History," "Child Labor: Past and Present," "Ethnicity, Race and Class in Working Amerlica," "Workers, Economic Crises and Living with Hope," and "Two Cities on Strike: Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1912 & Paterson, New Jersey, 1913"
For further information and to receive a registration form by mail, fax, or email, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click to download a registration form (PDF).