FALL TEACHER PROGRAM
Coming this Fall: Join professional educators, historians, and local experts for a series of workshops devoted to sustainability, traditional crafts, food, and the immigrant experience. The workshops are open to teachers of K-12 and to those seeking personal enrichment. Depending on the requirements of individual school districts, teachers may have the opportunity to earn either professional development hours and/or a ½-credit toward salary increments.
Saturday, Sept. 18th, 9-12 am: Sustainability
This first class will focus on the theme of sustainability—then and now. How might 19th-century practices be used in our own lives? How can we help our students be more “environmentally friendly?” Led by local historian Richard Wines, participants will visit several stops along Hallockville’s Sustainability Trail, including a visit to the Old Homestead, house and barn. Following the discussion and visit, participants will attend a curriculum workshop, facilitated by Susan Babkes, a teacher and professor of history for more than forty years, where they will develop lesson plans and classroom activities pertaining to the theme of sustainability.
$50 per session/person
All participants will receive a copy of Receipts and Reminiscences of the Hallock Family and Friends, a delightful collection of family anecdotes, photos and recipes.