• 02 Oct 2010
The INSTITUTE OF HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY, AND EDUCATION (IHARE) is pleased to present the following fall Teacherhostels in ancient and medieval civilizations:

Oct. 2  War and Peace: Israel and Its Neighbors in Ancient Times Part I Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Oct. 3 Rome and Israel: Metropolitan Museum, New York

Oct. 9 War and Peace: Israel and Its Neighbors in Ancient Times Part II Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Oct. 16 The Medieval Experience, The Cathedral Church of St. John the  Divine, New York

Nov. 6  Egypt,  Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven
Nov. 7  Egypt,  Metropolitan Museum, New York

Each program is 7.5 contact hours.  The programs can be combined for teachers who need to submit more hours for professional development credit.

The registration flyers are in the process of being installed at the
IHARE website at http://www.ihare.org/programs_teacher2010.html If you need a form sooner please email info@ihare.org to request one.

A separate email will be sent for American History programs.
IHARE is an authorized provider of PD in MA and CEU in CT.

War and Peace: Israel and Its Neighbors in Ancient Times
Dates: October 2 and 9, 2010
Time: 9:00-5:30
Location: The Castle, Manhattanville College, Purchase
Contact Hours: 7.5 each day; 15 in total
Cost: $45 each day
Cut off date: September 27, 2010

The political entity Israel first emerged in the archaeological record
thousands of years of ago and has a long history of relationships with its neighbors.  While there is no direct correlation between the events in the past and the actions today, there are continuities and surprising twists in the experiences of Israel with what is today
Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine.  Politicians today are not above misusing the past to an ignorant public to support agendas in the present... This program will explore what we know about ancient Israel and its neighbors, what actually happened regardless of what we want to have happened.  Handouts will be distributed at each session of primary source documents mainly from Egypt and Mesopotamia.

October 2
Israel and Egypt - Genocide or Intifada?: What did Pharaoh mean when he claimed to have destroyed the seed of Israel as revealed in a discovery in 1896?  Did Israel originate as part of a rebellion
against Egyptian rule in the land of Canaan?

Israel and Canaan - Occupation or Settlement?: What was the
relationship between the new political entity Israel and the other
people in the land of Canaan?  What did Cecil B. deMille leave out?

Israel and Assyria (I) - The First Summer Olympics: How did the
peoples of the Levant react to the display of power by a Mesopotamian king renowned for his violence and brutal killing of enemies?

Israel and the Arabs - Cain and Abel or Isaac and Ishmael?: When the Arabs first emerged in the archaeological record was it as a friend or foe of Israel?  Why?

October 9
Israel and Moab - Is Child Sacrifice Martyrdom?: What does the story of child sacrifice in II Kings 3 mean in the ancient Canaanite
context?  What is the relationship between the biblical and Moabite
accounts discovered in 1868 of the same war?

Israel and Damascus: Assassination in International Diplomacy - A
Double Murder Mystery: Who killed the kings of Israel and Judah? What is the relationship between the murders in II Kings 9-10 and the Tel Dan Stele discovered in 1993?

Israel and Assyria (II): Allies Against Damascus - Tribute or Hired
Hand?  What does the Black Obelisk discovered in 1846 reveal about the relation of Israel, Assyria, and Damascus?

Israel and Assyria (III): Saving Israel - The Assyrian Liberation of
Israel from Damascus Imperialism - How can we reconstruct history using the biblical texts and archaeological discoveries?

Rome and Israel

Date: October 3, 2010
Location: Metropolitan Museum of New York
Contact Hours: 7.5
Time: 9:30-5:30
Fee: $55 [lunch included]
Cutoff Date: October 28, 2010

9:30    Welcome: What Do You Teach Now? - Peter Feinman, IHARE
10:00   Masada: The True Story - Peter Feinman
11:00   Ancient Greece and Rome Workshop: Metropolitan Museum Education Curator
12:30   Lunch
1:00    Guided tour of the mosaics plus any related areas
3:00    The Lod Mosaic: From Excavation to Exhibition - Jacques Neguer,Director of Art Conservation, Israel Antiquities Authority, The Grace Raine Rogers Auditorium
3:45    The Lod Mosaic Floor and Its Menagerie: Roman Influence on Local Mosaic Art - Miriam Avissar, Senior Archaeologist, Israel Antiquities Authority, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
4:45    What Will You Teach Now? - Peter Feinman

The Medieval Experience

Date: October 16, 2010
Time: 9:00-5:00
Cost: $85 [lunch included]
Location:    The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
        1047 Amsterdam Avenue
        New York, New York 10025
        212 316-7540
Contact Hours: 7.5
Cutoff Date: October 12, 2010

Experience the medieval world without having to leave the country.
For one-day, you will be immersed in the medieval world as an adult.
The programs at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine have been designed to enhance and supplement classroom cirrcula through inquiry, observation, object-based learning, and hands-on activities in compliance with NYS standards in English/Language Arts, Math/Science/Technology, and Social Studies.  Participants will be spending the day with the educators and will leave feeling as if they had spent a day in the past.

9:00    Welcome and Introductions: ?What Do You Teach Now?? - Peter Feinman, IHARE
9:30    Program Overview, Marnie Weir, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
10:00   History and Highlights - talk and tour on the art, architecture, and history
11:00   Medieval Journey Tour - explores the historic role cathedrals played as center of culture, worship, art, and pilgrimages while comparing the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to medieval churches.
12:00   Lunch [Medieval Music Presentation]
1:00    Medieval Arts - the arts of the Middle Ages are highlighted
including carving a block of limestone, creating an illuminated
letter, sculpting a clay gargoyle, weaving on a loom, making a brass rubbing, and designing a stained glass collage
2:00    Architecture and Geometry Tour - experience firsthand the
connection between the Cathedral's strength, function, and appearance; learn the tools of trade
3:00    Vertical Tour - climb more than 124 feet through spiral
staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral; see the
stained glass windows closeup and study the architecture of the nave while standing on a buttress before ending on the roof with a scenic view
4:00    Teaching the Middle Ages Workshop - Peter Feinman and Marnie Weir


Dates and Locations:
       November 6, Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven
       November 7, Metropolitan Museum, New York
Time:   9:00-5:00 at Yale, 9:30-5:30 at the Met
Contact Hours: 7.5/day
Fee: $55 for each day [lunches included]
Cutoff Date: October 31

Teachers who take the November 6th program at Yale can register for part of the program on November 7 if they need to leave early for travel purposes to be ready to return to school on Monday

Experience Egypt first hand without having to go there.  Meet with the people who excavate in Egypt and learn about their work particularly during the Amarna Age of Akhnaton and Nefertiti and the Ramessside Age of Ramses II. Tour the museums with Egyptologists who can talk about own work in preparing exhibits.  Receive primary source documents and education materials and share your classroom activities with your fellow teachers.

Please note the article in the New York Times, September 7, 2010 on the current Yale expedition.

Saturday, November 6, 9:00-5:00
Egypt in a Diverse World: The Time of the Ramses
9:00    Welcome and Program Overview: Peter Feinman, IHARE
9:30    Egypt and the Libyans and the Sea Peoples: Colleen Manassa, Yale University
10:00   Egypt and Nubia: Snatched from the Flood-waters - the Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel - Yale University speaker
11:00   Egypt and Israel: What Did Egypt Say?: Peter Feinman
12:00   Lunch at the Peabody Museum
1:00    Teaching Egypt Workshop: Peter Feinman
2:00    Yale grad student presentations
3:00    Egypt and the Origin of the Alphabet [tentative]
4:00    Egyptian Exhibit Tour: Colleen Manassa

Sunday, November 7, 9:30-5:30
Egypt at the Met
9:30    Teaching Egypt - Peter Feinman
10:30   Teaching Egypt - Metropolitan Museum Educator
12:00   Lunch
1:00    Egyptian Gallery Tour, Catharine Roerhig, Curator, Egyptian
Department, Metropolitan Museum
2:00    Teaching Egypt - Metropolitan Museum Resources
3:00    Amarna: Recent Research in the Time of Akhnaton - Barry Kemp,
Cambridge University   Director, Amarna Project, Egypt, Bonnie J.
Sacerdote Lecture Hall
4:00    Preserving the Egyptian Legacy: American Research Center in Egypt
5:00    Teaching Egypt Wrap up - Peter Feinman

Dr. Peter Feinman
Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education
PO Box 41
Purchase, NY 10577
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