Teaching Portland’s Black History through Primary Sources and Art

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Miller Gallery, Mark Building

The Portland Art Museum is honored to partner with the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science on an Educator Workshop for the curriculum Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: A History of Portland’s Black Community. The curriculum was created by Cottonwood School staff in collaboration with educators and community leaders throughout Portland.

This free workshop includes:

  • Hands-on experience with standards-based lessons, led by the curriculum’s authors
  • Training in inquiry-based teaching practices with primary sources using local resources and materials from the Library of Congress
  • Guest speakers on culturally responsive teaching practices and teaching with visual art.
  • Connections to Portland Art Museum exhibitions, including Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages.
  • Opportunities to adapt the curriculum to your classroom or school and receive ongoing support through the next school year
  • Lunch!

Download the Curriculum and Educators Guide

Admission is free, but space is limited. Registration required. PDU credits provided.

Register now

Once the workshop has filled, please add your name to the wait list.

Made possible with funding and support from:


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.

Isaka Shamsud-Din, Hare, Lion, and Spider, 1967.
Isaka Shamsud-Din (American, born 1940), Hare, Lion, and Spider, 1967, oil on canvas, Museum purchase: Helen Thurston Ayer Fund, © Isaka Shamsud-Din.