High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (in chronological order)

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Middle and High Schools: Facing History Workshop—the Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

Registration Deadline: December 2, 2015
Event: December 4 and 5, 2015 
Contact: Elena Cohen

How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Participants in this workshop will explore this significant period in U.S. history, when Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the Civil War. Click here to register.

Middle and High Schools: Facing History Workshop—a New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

Registration Deadline: December 11, 2015
Event: December 15 and 16, 2015 
Contact: Elena Cohen

This two-day workshop introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee’s novel. This workshop aims to offer a fresh approach that integrates multimedia resources, historical sources, and Common Core-aligned strategies, deepening students’ understanding of the novel and illuminating fundamental questions of human behavior. Click here to register.

High Schools: Bearing Witness: Testimony, Disarmament & the Hiroshima Panels

Event: November 17, 18, 23, 24, 2015 and December 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 17, 18, 2015
Contact: Robert Croonquist

High school students are invited to participate in this daylong workshop featuring a viewing of The Hiroshima Panels: An Exhibition and Program Series That Explores the Atrocities, Aftermath and Politics of Nuclear War. Programs run from 10:00am to 3:00pm and include a tour of 6 of the 15 monumental painted wood panels by Iri & Toshi Maruki depicting the destruction Hiroshima, an A-bomb survivor testimony, and a disarmament education workshop. Presenters include Setsuko Thurlow (Hiroshima), Yasuaki Yamashita (Nagasaki), 2nd generation survivors Miyako Taguchi and Mitchie Takeuchi, Clifton Truman Daniel (grandson of US President Harry S. Truman) and disarmament educators. Presenters will vary daily and we will work with each school to tailor the program to meet their educational objectives. $10 per student. Sponsored by the United Nations NGO Youth Arts New York, a licensed vendor with the NYCDOE. Designed for high school groups of approximately 25 (maximum of 50) students who are studying history, science, arts and/or humanities. To register teachers should contact Robert Croonquist.

High Schools: Nominate your 10th-Grade Boys to Become NYC Urban Ambassadors

Application Deadline: December 18, 2015
Contact: Nicole Yarde

The New York City Urban Ambassadors (NYCUA) leadership program is geared towards helping young men become positive role models by increasing their attitude and emotional well-being towards academic and college success. In furtherance of this program, the DOE is seeking 30 young men in grade 10 to participate in a three-year college bound program. There is no limit to the number of student applicants per school who can be nominated. To learn more about the leadership program, watch this video. All applications must be accompanied by transcripts from each student and two letters of recommendation. Teachers can email the transcripts and letters of recommendation to eb@schools.nyc.gov. Click here to complete the application form.

High Schools: Ninth-Grade Girls Attending Brooklyn High Schools Can Apply to NYC Great!

Application Deadline: December 31, 2015
Contact: LeslieAnn Dunn

The Office of Equity and Access is pleased to announce the launch of NYC Great! A Young Women’s Leadership Initiative in Brooklyn. NYC Great! (Girls Reaching Every Apex Together) is designed to provide experiences that support the development of leadership and communication skills in young women who are currently attending high school. The program will begin with young women in the 9th grade attending NYC DOE high schools serving community school districts in Brooklyn. Applicants are required to answer three short essay questions and attend a personal interview. Applications will be accepted November 17-December 31. Access the application here. To learn more about the program, click here or send questions to nycgreat@schools.nyc.gov.

Middle and High Schools: Register for Free Field Trips and Discount Distance Learning Programs at the 9/11 Tribute Center

Event: Ongoing
Contact: Sarah Burroughs/212-422-3520; ext.126

The 9/11 Tribute Center is offering a limited number of free programs in the Museum as well as discounts on our distance learning programs. Class visits cover up to 30 students free of charge, and include your choice of a guided educational tour detailing the history of the events and aftermath of 9/11, or a self-guided tour with an interactive activity to let the students explore and discuss their thoughts in depth. To view our class trip options, click here. Distance learning programs are a great option for a live virtual field trip and are 50% off through 2015. For more information on distance learning, click here. All programs include a presentation and Q&A with either a survivor, responder, recover worker, or family member detailing their experiences and a message of empathy and empowerment to students encouraging them to ‘pay it forward’ and help those in need.

Middle and High Schools: 3GNY (Third Generation New York): Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors to Speak at Schools

Event: Ongoing
Contact: Felice Cohen

3GNY is a group of dedicated grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who are trained to speak to students about their grandparents’ experiences during WWII. The talks are tailored to the class size and amount of time permitted, and are held by one or two 3GNY members. In the last few years, 3GNY has spoken to over 1,000 students covering every borough, and in that short time these speakers have left many lasting impressions. To learn more, please visit the 3GNY website. If interested in having a speaker visit, please email Felice Cohen including school name, grade and number of students, and what the students are currently studying. The talks are free, but a donation to 3GNY is appreciated.