Join us for an armchair cruise down the Erie Canal

Wyatt Doremus will give a presentation on the Erie Canal: Then and Now on Monday, September 30th at 5 pm at the Vestal Public Library. This is a program that will appeal to all ages. Middle school and high school students might have a history or journalism project in which case the topic of the Erie Canal might be of interest. Wyatt Doremus has worked at various news stations in Rochester in the capacity of either reporter or producer. He is the recipient of a New York State Emmy for a documentary, “Flight to Freedom.”

Join us for an armchair cruise down the Erie Canal

Wyatt Doremus will give a presentation on the Erie Canal: Then and Now on Monday, September 30th at 5 pm at the Vestal Public Library. This is a program that will appeal to all ages. Middle school and high school students might have a history or journalism project in which case the topic of the Erie Canal might be of interest. Wyatt Doremus has worked at various news stations in Rochester in the capacity of either reporter or producer. He is the recipient of a New York State Emmy for a documentary, “Flight to Freedom.”

Woodstock - Back to the Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive is a 38-disc collection of every recording made at the landmark festival

Woodstock At 50: The Unheard Recordings

In this defining interview, Andy Zax, producer of a massive new Woodstock box set, shares previously unheard recordings from the festival and the remarkable stories behind them.

Free PD Series for Social Studies Teachers

“Let me tell you what I wish I’d known
When I was young and dreamed of glory
You have no control:
Who lives
Who dies
Who tells your story?”
–”Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?”, Hamilton
Every student has a voice and a story. Is it true that they have no control over how their stories are told, or can we provide resources to help them direct their own narratives? In this three part series educators will have the opportunity to explore tools, devices, and unique practices which encourage students to not only critically consider how history is defined, but also how to ensure their own stories are accurately documented and their point of view is conveyed. Cultivating Inclusive Spaces for Empathy Inquiry
April 10, 2019 | 7:00 P.M.

Brene Brown says, “Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” And while the concept is clearly conveyed, teaching empathy, as it applies to understanding history especially, is not quite as clear cut or simple. Teachers, we hope you’ll join us for  the first of our three part series specifically for Social Studies educators, “Who Tells Your Story.” Through this exciting ‘live learning’ event, we’ll discuss how to cultivate inclusive spaces within your classroom so students can build a foundation for learning and inquiry that allows them to empathize with, and better understand, different perspectives.