Student Historian Program

Student Historian Program


“Through this internship, I learned to research more efficiently, think outside the box for creative projects and voice my opinions in group discussions.”
– Marcia White, 2012 Student Historian


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Titanic Sinks!: Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of one of the Twentieth-Century's Most Infamous Disasters

 Free with museum admission!

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Experience the Titanic’s doomed voyage as Barry Denenberg, author of Titanic Sinks!, joins us in the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library to read excerpts and discuss his book for young readers. Questions surrounding the sinking of the Titanic will be certain to drive this discussion – questions about arrogance and corporate greed, questions about the lifeboats leaving half empty, questions about iceberg warning signs and questions about why so many third-class passengers perished. Join Mr.

You Are Here!

Sun, November 13th, 2011 | 11:30 am

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From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Explore wayfinding, a room-sized map, and what Manhattan looked like 400 years ago in these stories about maps.

Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.

Location

Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Sunday Scholars

High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents.

Sun, November 6th, 2011 | 1:00 pm

Event Details

Sundays, November 6, 13, 20 and December 4, 11, 18, 2011

Historians and Art Historians regularly come to the New-York Historical Society to conduct research. Now, budding scholars will have the chance to do the same. High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents. Together, they will choose and research a topic in American History and create a video guide to the museum's collections for our website.

Recommended Reading

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Resources for Teachers

Brookhiser, Richard. Alexander Hamilton, American (New York: Touchstone, 2000)

Burrows, Edwin G., and Wallace, Mike. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton (New York: Penguin Books, 2004)

Chernow, Ron. Washington: A Life (New York: The Penguin Press, 2010)

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Programs

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Programs

The Institute for Constitutional History currently offers a variety of programs that enhance the teaching of Constitutional Studies and encourage scholars to increase their involvement in the field:

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College Groups

College Groups

The interdisciplinary nature of the New-York Historical Society’s collections and exhibitions are ideal for in-depth intellectual discussions. If you are interested in bringing a class to New-York Historical, please visit our online booking system.

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College and Graduate Internships

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College & Graduate Internships

The New-York Historical Society, through the generous support of the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, offers internships for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as recent graduates each fall, spring and summer.

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Student and Class Visit

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We ask that students at the high school level or younger visit the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library with an adult, such as a teacher or parent, and that the teacher or parent call ahead to discuss briefly the nature of the student's project with a reference librarian. The Klingenstein Library's research collections are not geared primarily to school history projects and students should undertake secondary source research prior to visiting this library. Please contact the Education Department if you're a school teacher and would like to bring your class to the New-York Historical Society.

Teachers of college and graduate school classes who would like to schedule a class visit to the Klingenstein Library should contact Nina Nazionale at nnazionale@nyhistory.org

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Student and Class Visits

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We ask that students at the high-school level or younger visit the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library with an adult, such as a teacher or parent, and that the teacher or parent call ahead to discuss briefly the nature of the student's project with a reference librarian. The Klingenstein Library's research collections are not geared primarily to school history projects and students should undertake secondary source research prior to visiting this library. Please contact the Education Department if you're a schoolteacher and would like to bring your class to the New-York Historical Society.
Teachers of college and graduate-school classes who would like to schedule a class visit to the Klingenstein Library should contact Nina Nazionale at nnazionale@nyhistory.org.
 

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