Lesson Name: Statue of Liberty Class-as-Curator Workshop
Primary Museum Pedagogy: Putting it All Together, Physicality, Narrativity, Materiality
Course Title and Description: Museum Pedagogy in the Classroom Workshop, Teaching and Learning Center, CUNY
Lesson Overview: This lesson plan was developed for a workshop at the Teaching and Learning Center at the CUNY Graduate Center in February, 2018. It combines the pedagogies of physicality, narrativity, and materiality to create a classroom-based curatorial process.
Lesson Name: Looking at Zoning and Neighborhood Change
Primary Museum Pedagogy: Physicality, Narrativity and Materiality
Course Title and Description: Lehman College HIU348: History of New York City and State (Spring ‘18)
Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students embody images of different parts of New York City, consider how zoning affects physical differences in neighborhoods, and then consider the pros and cons of rezoning.
Lesson Name: Letter to Bialystok Assignment
Primary Museum Pedagogy: Narrativity
Course Title and Description: History 208, Exploring Global History, Theme: New York Immigration and the Modern World
- “This course will introduce students to global history by exploring a particular theme or issue in its historical context. Sections will address a given topic in detail and consider its global legacy.”
Lesson Overview: This lesson asks students to put themselves in the shoes of a teenager who recently immigrated from the city of Bialystok, Poland to either Argentina or Palestine, and is writing a letter home to a friend back in Bialystok about their new life. The homework leading up to this in-class assignment is to answer a series of directed questions based on chapter 2 of Rebecca Kobrin’s Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora. The answers to those questions give the information that students are now asked to apply to imagining a first-person narrative.