This two-day workshop, worth 10 Act 48 activity hours, explores the impacts and influences of Pittsburgh's industrial roots. Day one delves into the region's industry in history and art, investigating events such as the Homestead Steel Strike and analyzing works of art that have sought to capture the region's industrial landscape. Day two examines how the city's industrial past is playing a role in shaping its future. Teachers visit and tour the Carrie Furnaces at the former U.S. Steel Homestead Works, a National Historic Landmark. A wide range of workshop activities address state standards in reading; writing; speaking and listening; civics and government; geography; history; and arts and humanities.
$28 teacher members; $32 non-members; includes boxed lunch both days and bus transportation to Carrie Furnace. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-205-2022.