Grades 3 through 5
Permanent Collection Programs
Life in New Amsterdam
Students learn about the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, from the reasons for its founding to the realities of daily life.
The American Revolution in New York
Students consider the causes, effects, and significance of the American Revolution in New York.
Slavery in New York
Students uncover the central roles enslaved African people played in Dutch, British, and American New York.
New York City: Then and Now
Students explore the evolution of our city, comparing and contrasting daily life across the centuries.
New York and the Civil War
Students learn about the experiences of soldiers and analyze the debates that raged in New York over slavery, states’ rights, and the rights of citizens.
Students investigate how life in New York City was transformed by the innovations of the Industrial Age
Learning History with Paintings
Students learn how to interpret the stories told in portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes.
Objects Tell Stories
Students analyze historical artifacts to discover what they tell us about life long ago.
Being a Historian
Students learn to think and work like historians in order to draw conclusions about the past.
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.
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