Professional Development empowers teachers to successfully incorporate local history and primary sources into the curricula.
The Museum actively engages with teachers, curriculum supervisors and education partners to create innovative and multidisciplinary programs and workshops. Since 2007, the Fairfield Museum and History Center has been promoting Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) through a Library of Congress initiative. TPS emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking skills and primary sources to evaluate evidence, make judgments and formulate conclusions. These 21st century skills are an important component to the new Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks which are guided by College, Career, and Civil Life (C3) Frameworks for Social Studies and reinforce Common Core English Language Arts. The C3 framework has informed the Fairfield Museum’s educational programs and supports our mission to use history to strengthen community and help shape its future.