Education

A Transformative Dive into the Archive

A Transformative Dive into the Archive

What does it mean for undergraduates to do the work of narrating memory? Two faculty and one librarian worked with undergraduate students in the Hunter College Archives and the ALBA Collection at the Tamiment Library. The experience was transformative for all.
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Teaching Art and Politics of the Spanish Civil War

March 9, 2019
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Teaching Art and Politics of the Spanish Civil War

High school history teachers who struggle to find room in their curriculum to teach the Spanish Civil War. One way to create space is to introduce the topic as part of broader thematic units—for example, on twentieth-century art and politics. Why did some artists of the avant-garde end up on Franco’s side, while others...
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ALBA Teaches More Institutes Than Ever

March 9, 2019
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ALBA Teaches More Institutes Than Ever

In 2018, ALBA held a record number of eleven institutes and workshops for high school teachers throughout the country, reaching more than 270 teachers and thousands of students.
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ALBA’s Fall 2018 Teaching Institutes: Ohio, New York, New Jersey

August 23, 2018
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ALBA’s Fall 2018 Teaching Institutes: Ohio, New York, New Jersey

This fall, ALBA's teaching team is back on the road.
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The United States and World Fascism: Two Sample Documents

July 1, 2018
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The United States and World Fascism: Two Sample Documents

Among the dozens of primary source documents in the resource binder distributed to the teachers who participate in ALBA’s teaching institutes are a letter that President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to the U.S. ambassador in Madrid in March 1945, and the transcript of a conversation four years later between Milt Wolff, the last commander...
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“If There Ever Was a Time to Do a Better Job Teaching Civics, It’s Now”

July 1, 2018
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“If There Ever Was a Time to Do a Better Job Teaching Civics, It’s Now”

ALBA’s teaching partner in Massachusetts will be in charge of training the state’s teachers for the new social studies standards—which include a return to civics education and an explicit mention of the Spanish Civil War
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ALBA Teaching Institutes: A Busy Spring Calendar

February 27, 2018
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ALBA Teaching Institutes: A Busy Spring Calendar

ALBA's teaching teams are looking ahead to a busy spring: We'll be working with teachers in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and South Carolina.
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ALBA’s Back in School

June 9, 2016
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ALBA’s Back in School

ALBA’s Teaching Institutes continue to break new ground across the United States, reaching more teachers in new communities, expanding opportunities, and seeing exciting results.
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Detroit Teachers Reflect on Spanish Civil War and Human Rights

September 13, 2015
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Detroit Teachers Reflect on Spanish Civil War and Human Rights

When do we stand up for what we believe in? What are our obligations in the face of injustice? In July ALBA worked with a dozen public school teachers from Detroit.
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ALBA Teacher Institute travels to MA and OH

June 11, 2015
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ALBA Teacher Institute travels to MA and OH

In March and April, ALBA’s Peter N. Carroll and Sebastiaan Faber worked with more than two dozen high school teachers in Newton, Massachusetts, and Columbus, Ohio to develop human-rights lesson plans based on primary materials from the Spanish Civil War. The March workshop, hosted by Michael Kozuch at South Newton High School, was organized...
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