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AEI 2013: Food and Foodways in New York

A watermelon eating contest at New York University's University Heights campus during a summer school barbecue and frolic, 1929. Photograph courtesy of the New York University Archives.

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.), in partnership with the Association of Teachers of Social Studies/United Federation of Teachers (ATSS/UFT) and the New York University Archives, announces the Fourth Annual K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI). This event is part of New York Archives Week.

The event will be held at the New York University Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life from 10:30 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2013. This program is intended to bring together 35 local K-12 educators, archivists, librarians, and museum professionals to discuss strategies for teaching with primary source materials on the topic of food and foodways. The Institute is free, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants.

The morning session will comprise a panel discussion with guest speakers. Following lunch, local archivists will have an opportunity to present selected items from their collections, which will be incorporated into a collaborative exercise to create K-12 lesson plans for the teachers to bring back into the classroom.

At the conclusion of the event, certificates will be awarded to all participants, which will be eligible for Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs), as well as professional development hours for teachers and educators.

A.R.T. acknowledges the continued support of MetLife, a major sponsor of New York Archives Week, and generous support from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, which allows the AEI to be a free program with registration open to all K-12 teachers and archivists, librarians, and museum educators working in metropolitan New York.

Enrollment is limited to 35. Applicants seeking to bring archives material are encouraged to review "What is a Teachable Document?'[PDF], produced by the National Archives at New York City (NARA-NYC).

Applications are available here.

All applications are due Monday, September 30th, by 5pm EST. Please contact Mike Montalbano, Chair of the A.R.T. Outreach Committee, if you have any questions regarding your application.


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