Saturday, May 04, 2013
"Teaching the 1960s" Teacher Workshop
Offered with National Council for the Social Studies
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$35.00 per person
Explore the dynamic decade of the 1960s at “ground zero for peace and love,” the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and National Council for the Social Studies present an intensive one-day teacher workshop that focuses on in-depth exploration of issues of the 1960s and ways to teach the decade in engaging ways in your classroom. The workshop will enhance teachers' content knowledge of the dynamic and multi-faceted period of the 1960s and will include an optional workshop component for applying this content knowledge to the classroom. Preliminary content areas include:
Workshops will be taught by Bethel Woods education staff and by Steve Armstrong from National Council of the Social Studies.
- Music and social movements of the 1960s
- Woodstock, Monterey & Altamont: A Comparison
- Guided tour of The Museum at Bethel Woods
- Bethel Woods, the 1960s, and New York State's new common core standards
- Tour of the historical field and behind-the-scenes at Bethel Woods today
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee, Welcome & Logistics
9:00 - 10:15 Themes of the 1960s
This discussion-based introduction to the overarching themes that defined the 1960s will set the foundation for the rest of the day.
10:15 - 11:00 Session I: Interpreting the Recent Past
In a guided tour of The Museum at Bethel Woods, participants will be engaged in ag roup discussion about the curatorial process behind the museum's exhibits, with an emphasis on how these conversations can translate into classroom conversations
11:00 - 11:30 Free Time in Museum
11:30 - 12:00 Group Screening of Woodstock: The Music
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch with Woodstock Alumni
Join participants of the 1969 festival for first-hand perspectives on this iconic moment
1:45 - 3:00 Social Movement Music of the 1960s
In this musical journey through the 1960s, organized thematically by social movement, participants can expect to listen to familiar songs in new ways while also learning about some lesser-known songs and troubadours that helped defined the decade's soundscape.
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:15 Tour of the Woodstock field & behind-the-scenes at Bethel Woods
A guided tour of the historic Woodstock field will connect participants directly with the bucolic setting of the 1969 festival, with detailed explanation of how the festival came together. Then, go behind-the-scenes on the Pavilion's stage and discuss how the concert industry has changed since the 1960s.
4:15 - 4:30 Break
4:30 - 5:30 Why Woodstock? Monterey, Woodstock & Altamont
This discussion will compare and contrast three of the monumental concerts that in many ways defined the decade. Participants will consider how, in relation to the other two festivals, Woodstock came to be, and how it has come to be considered the culminating triumph of the 1960s.
5:30-6:00 Final Discussion
In an open-ended final discussion, staff and participants will return to the themes that began the day, reflecting especially on how these subjects are still incredibly relevant today. Together, we will discuss many ways to bring these themes to life in the classroom, especially considering the new changes in New York and other states' core content standards.
9 hours of professional development time
To register for the conference, please complete the registration form and return it, along with conference payment, to Education & Community Outreach, ATTN: Teacher Workshop, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 222, Liberty, NY 12754. Forms may also be scanned and e-mailed to Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org or faxed to 845.295.2444, attn: Education. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 26. All registration forms must be received by this date.
Bethel Woods is committed to helping teachers, students, and the public explore the complex decade of the 1960s. Through pursuing a deeper understanding of the issues of the 1960s, including the themes of creative expression and civic engagement, we hope to inspire this and future generations to become more engaged in their own lives and to pursue the ideals of this decade. This collaboration with National Council of the Social Studies supports continued analysis of this pivotal decade and supports teachers in bringing these topics to life in the classroom.
All dates, acts, times and ticket prices subject to change without notice.
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