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MA-10-16-0109-16

Historic Hudson Valley
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$149,780.00
City: 
Tarrytown
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

Historic Hudson Valley will create a film-based online curriculum for middle and high school students to confront complex issues of northern colonial enslavement and explore methods of resistance employed by the enslaved community. The project will create an engaging learning experience that helps students explore new information, ask questions, and develop an increased sense of empathy with historical figures. The 10-12 minute film will present a fictionalized account of an actual event that took place in 1740 at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY. The film and its curriculum will be useful either in conjunction with a visit to the site or as a stand-alone lesson and will provide teachers with an important resource to use in addressing sensitive and timely topics in the classroom. The project will produce evaluation reports and teacher surveys for revising curriculum and informing future projects on the topic.