Author Archives: Todd Florio

About Todd Florio

Todd is the Head of School Programs at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Museums and the Common Core: What’s Your Role?

Last Tuesday, Brooklyn Historical Society hosted the New York Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER) in an event dubbed “Museums and the Common Core: What’s Your Role?” The event was open to NYCMER members and the public and the audience wound up … Continue reading

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Ex Lab Preps Students for College

As the Ex Lab students put the finishing touches on their exhibit, Christina Valdez took a moment to share some of the ways working on Ex Lab has helped her prepare for the challenges of college. Thanks, Christina! Open to … Continue reading

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Inventing This Year’s Ex Lab Exhibit: People, Stages, Progress

This spring, BHS’s fifth annual Exhibition Laboratory after-school museum studies program is underway. The fourteen participating high school students are hard at work co-curating BHS’s newest exhibit. A few of the students wanted to give you the inside scoop on … Continue reading

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Was it standard to have gun racks in libraries in 1959?

Ever since Chela mentioned offhand at lunch the other day that the BHS library had once had gun racks, my imagination was captured. I once helped move insanely heavy boxes of muskets in our storage and wondered where and when … Continue reading

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Back to School / Web Tools for Teachers

I’m always happily surprised by how web savvy many of the teachers I work with are. As computers make there way into more and more classrooms, a huge pool of resources is at our fingertips. Here’s a great list from … Continue reading

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