Course Details

P019-10894.1M21 - Posters to Podcasts: Social Activism from the 20th Century to Today

Course Details
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to build teacher content knowledge around 20th and 21st century social activism and explore how current activism can be informed by activism of the past through hands-on art-making and STEAM integration. Participants will trace different types of social activism throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the modes in which groups communicated their messages, and the historic figures that fought for a variety of causes. After grounding the course in historical content, teachers will consider how to bring a diverse range of voices into their classrooms when teaching these topics in order to support students to explore their own complex identities. Instructors will then lead teachers through new art-making and STEAM-based skills and classroom applications that will enable them to engage their students in activism today, considering the different platforms that can give their students a voice on modern issues. On the first two days of the course, N-YHS Manager of Professional Learning Schuyler Schuler will work with teachers to build their content knowledge through the modeling and practice of museum education best practices that enhance student learning and engagement in historical thinking. This course will achieve these goals through classroom and gallery based activities that will explore the history of 20th century social activism, with a focus on the history of marginalized groups. Through this work, teachers will also be charged with thinking critically about the voices and experiences that are currently missing from their curriculum and instruction, considering how they will bring new voices into the classroom to encourage an equitable learning environment, and discussing how diverse voices and perspectives will speak to the identities of their students and inspire them to think critically about their roles as 21st century activists. Teachers will also be asked to make thoughtful comparisons to past and present movements and messaging to discuss how activism has changed over time and how it has historically impacted groups and individuals of various racial and cultural identities.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 08/08/2021 Start Date: 08/09/2021 End Date: 08/14/2021
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Arts
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 1a : Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
2b : Establishing a Culture for Learning
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Materials for the Arts Contact:
Instructor # 1: Joy Suarez Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $240.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $365.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: Finish registration for for the course and pay the Educational Partner fee $240 by credit card at the MFTA website: