Grades 6 through 8
SPECIAL EXHIBITION PROGRAM
The Long Road to Equality
January 16, 2015 – October 25, 2015
Introduce your students to 200 years of African American heroes who fought for civil rights, from the Civil War to the 1960s. The tour will culminate in an exploration of Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein, where students will learn about the historic march and its impact on the creation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlawed discriminatory voter registration practices in the South.
DIMENNA CHILDREN’S HISTORY MUSEUM
Students learn to work like historians by engaging in close examination of artifacts. Then they explore the gallery for clues to place their objects in the proper historical context, learning content and building their vocabulary through a process of discovery.
Programs can be booked individually or as a series
EARLY NEW YORK
Life in New Amsterdam
Learn about the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, and the lives of Native Americans and enslaved people.
The American Revolution in New York
Learn about the American Revolution in New York through paintings, primary sources, and artifacts.
Slavery in New York
Understand the experiences of enslaved people and the essential roles they played in the development of New York under Dutch, British, and American rule.
New York City: Then and Now
Explore the evolution of our city, comparing and contrasting how daily life has changed across the centuries.
THE NATION GROWS
New York and the Civil War
Analyze the debates that raged in New York over slavery, states’ rights, and the rights of citizens; and learn about the experiences of soldiers.
From robber barons to factory workers, get to know the Gilded Age New Yorkers who transformed the city into a manufacturing capital.
HISTORICAL INQUIRY AND DISCOVERY
Learning History through Paintings
Through February 8, 2015
Examine, describe, and imagine life in the past by looking at beautiful portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes, and learn how to interpret the stories these works of art tell.
Objects Tell Stories
Learn to think and work the way historians do: analyzing objects from the past to discover what they tell us about life long ago.
Being a Historian
Experience the kind of work that historians do, from examining an artifact to analyzing a painting to draw conclusions about the past.
To download a PDF of these programs, click here. If you have any questions, please contact us at 212-485-9293