Explore life in Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War era with Brooklyn Connections and the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park.  Learn how Dutch, African and Native American people in the Village of Flatbush were impacted by the Battle of Brooklyn and British occupation throughout the war.   The day includes an object based learning activity that uses everyday objects to give insights into the lives of the Lefferts family and members of their household that included enslaved Africans.  Afterwards a walk through Prospect Park will reveal historic markers of the Revolutionary War and include stories based on real life experiences of members of the Lefferts family. Educators will leave this workshop with ideas for connecting the day's knowledge on colonial Brooklyn and the Revolutionary War to curriculum through archival resources and lesson plans that can be recreated in their classrooms. This workshop includes a walking tour and takes place rain or shine. The day begins at Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn and concludes at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.

(CTLE Credits: 5)

Early Brooklyn & The Revolutionary War is a professional learning event in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Professional Learning For Educators Brooklyn Connections professional learning workshops present content relevant to educators teaching 4th – 12th grade students in Brooklyn; however, teachers from all grades and boroughs are welcome to attend.  Registration includes breakfast, lunch and learning materials.


NYSED CTLE The Brooklyn Public Library is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit. K-12th grade NYS educators.

Funding for Brooklyn Connections is made possible with generous support from The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Tiger Baron Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies and the Brooklyn Eagles.