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Education Workshop: "Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist"

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Taking place via Zoom 

Screenshot of the virtual tour

Tuesday, January 19 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Get a guided look at the youth virtual tour of the APS Museum exhibition Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist. The youth tour was crafted with learners in 6th - 8th grades in mind but educators from all age ranges are encouraged to attend. 

In this workshop, educators will learn how to use the tour, explore the tour’s guiding questions, and discuss classroom applications. The exhibition, overall, considers the many forms science took in Franklin’s workplace and home, including the expertise of women and enslaved people. It also pays particular attention to the ways Indigenous knowledge influenced Franklin and his peers. See the virtual tour here before the workshop (select “Youth Tour”)! 

A brief outline of the evening:

4:30pm - Introductions

4:45pm - Guided use of the tour

5:00pm - Working through the questions & classroom applications 

5:45pm - Q&A; Networking and unwinding

This webinar is meant for classroom educators, but as we know all too well, that definition is flexible right now. Whether you are a trained teacher or find yourself teaching the kids in your home, feel free to join us and be part of the APS Educator community. 

This project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this workshop do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Register here to join us for this webinar.