Professional Development Day: Teaching Prohibition and Its Compelling Themes

WGBY and the Springfield Museums are pleased to offer an exciting day of professional development at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, FREE to educators in our region on February 8, 2012 from 8:30am-4:00pm.  Teaching Prohibition and Its Compelling Themes is inspired by the recent, acclaimed PBS documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and designed to give you rich resources from a day filled with presentations, viewings, workshop and tours. You’ll receive lesson plans and activities from the Prohibition film, including a DVD set of the series, and learn about the latest from PBS digital media for classroom resources that reach far beyond this transformational era in our history.

We’ll begin with a light breakfast and later lunch in the Great Hall of the Wood Museum. There, mural-lined walls of Springfield and its residents early in the 20th century and rooms of vintage automobiles evoke the city’s rich history and highlight its present role in shaping its future. We’ll explore the vast resources of the Springfield Museums/Archives and end the day with a special tour of the new exhibit Old Masters to Monet: Three Centuries of French Paintings from the Wadsworth Atheneum.

We’d love you and students to benefit from this special professional development opportunity. Since space is limited, please register soon. We would also appreciate your help in spreading the word by sharing/posting the downloadable flyer. For more information, please contact Bess Kapetanis in WGBY’s Education and Outreach Department: 413.781.2801 ext 292 /

To sign up, please visit our online registration page.

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