Partner with the New-York Historical Society and create a dynamic, cohesive learning environment for your school.
Through our school-wide and grade-wide enrichment programs, museum educators work with every class and every teacher each month over the course of the school year, delivering hands-on social studies programs that align with the Social Studies Scope and Sequence for each grade.
Students explore artifacts, images, maps and documents from our collections to develop their history content knowledge and hone their critical thinking skills while teachers benefi from this classroom-embedded approach to professional development. The enrichment series begins in September with a planning session for all participating teachers. Monthly class sessions are scheduled between October and June.
To see the full list of offerings for Pre-K- 5th Grade, 7th, 8th, and 11th Grades, click here. To book Social Studies Enrichment for your school, please contact us at email@example.com or call (212) 485-9293.
Sample Enrichment Curriculum, 4th Grade:
HOW DID NEW YORK BECOME THE CITY IT IS TODAY?
In this series students trace the history of New York, beginning with the Lenape people and extending through to the late 19th century using a combination of authentic touch objects and images of works of art, artifacts, maps and documents from the Collections of the New-York Historical Society.
- Session 1: Introduction to the New-York Historical Society: Objects Tell Stories
- Session 2: A Visit to the New-York Historical Society
- Session 3: Life with the Lenape
- Session 4: Life in New Amsterdam
- Session 5: Life in Colonial New York
- Session 6: The American Revolution in New York
- Session 7: New Nation, New York
- Session 8: Civil War
- Session 9: Immigration
- Session 10: Culmination: A Visual Timeline of New York