Education

Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.

Education Mission

The New-York Historical Society Education Division provides dynamic programming and curriculum resources for students and teachers in New York and beyond. Historical study sparks curiosity and creativity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters an empowered citizenry to strengthen our democracy. Our staff of passionate professionals draws on our world-renowned collections to engage learners of all ages in the study of our collective past.

 

Education programs made possible through endowments established by:
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Public funding provided by:
Institute for Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Important support provided by:
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Ford Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Altman Foundation
Deutsche Bank
The Pinkerton Foundation
Barker Welfare Foundation
The Keith Haring Foundation
The Bay and Paul Foundations
The Alice Lawrence Foundation
The Henry Nias Foundation
Fred and Joan Pittman
Anonymous

 

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Join us for any of the interactive professional learning programs listed below to expand your content knowledge and enrich your use of primary sources in the classroom!

The New-York Historical Society is an NYSED-approved CTLE sponsor, and participation in workshops is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

All “Pizza & PD” and “Think & Drink with a Historian” sessions are FREE to teachers whose students participate in our Social Studies Enrichment, Art of History, or History on Broadway programs.

For questions & registration, contact professional.learning@nyhistory.org or 212-873-3400 ext. 510.


January

Pizza & PD
The American Revolution in Maps
Wednesday, January 10, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Consider how historians use maps to track the geographic, political, and economic changes that occurred before, during, and after the American Revolution and tour our new exhibition featuring maps and documents on tour from Boston Public Library. Pizza will be served. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
Pizza & PD
FDR’s Presidency and Legacy
Wednesday, January 17, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Examine the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and WWII through the lens of our nation’s longest serving President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, using objects, images, and documents from our collections. Pizza will be served. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
High School Chancellor’s Day
The Vietnam War: 1945–1975
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen

Monday, January 29, 8:30 am – 3 pm
The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. Tour our groundbreaking exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945–1975 and participate in hands-on activities that highlight the experience of those who stayed at home and those who went to war. Columbia University Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen will also deliver a keynote address on the the Tet Offensive. All participants will receive a free copy of our new The Vietnam War: 1945–1975 curriculum guide and poster for their classroom! Coffee will be served. $35 per person Register Here
High School Chancellor’s Day
Women's History: Sex, Suffrage, and Social Change in 20th Century New York
Monday, January 29, 8:30 am – 3 pm

In the early 20th century, New York City was home to a vibrant community of social activists working to redefine women's rights, both publicly and privately. Tour our new exhibition, Hotbed, and participate in classroom-based breakout sessions that highlight the role immigrants, socialists, artists, and radicals played in transforming American society and culture. Coffee will be served. $35 per person Register Here


February

Pizza & PD
Women and the Industrial Age: A New Light on Tiffany
Thursday, February 8, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Tour the beautiful Gallery of Tiffany Lamps and learn about the often overlooked story of head designer Clara Driscoll and the uncredited “Tiffany Girls” to deepen your understanding of women’s lives at the turn of the 20th century. Pizza will be served. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
P-Credit Course
American Women at War Part 1: 1776-1865
Tuesday February 20 and Wednesday, February 21, 9 am-4 pm daily
This two-day, one-credit course focuses on the role of American women in wartime, from the American Revolution through the Civil War. Engage in hands-on classroom activities and interactive gallery tours that will prepare you to effectively incorporate the experience of women into your lessons. $65 per person. NOTE: There is an additional fee to the NYC DOE for those seeking credit. Register Here
P-Credit Course
American Women at War Part 2: 1917-1973
Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23, 9 am -4 pm daily
This two-day, one-credit course focuses on the role of women during WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War. Participate in interactive classroom activities and a guided tour of our groundbreaking exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975. This workshop pairs well with American Women at War Part 1, but participation in both is not required. $65 per person. NOTE: There is an additional fee to the NYC DOE for those seeking credit. Register Here
Pizza & PD
Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy: Rebel Spirits
Tuesday, February 27, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by examining his complicated relationship with another counterculture leader of the 1960s: Robert F. Kennedy. Examine photographs in our new exhibition and consider how to bring this dramatic history into the classroom. Pizza will be served. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here


March

Pizza & PD
History Detectives: Inquiry Strategies for K–5 Students
Thursday, March 8, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Practice strategies for incorporating historical inquiry and object-based learning into your work with elementary level students during an interactive visit to DiMenna Children’s History Museum. Pizza will be served. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
Citizenship Sessions
Breaking the Rules: Women Reformers, 1800-1860
Thursday, March 15, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Using resources from our Saving Washington curriculum guide, consider how women in the first half of the 19th century redefined their role in society and pushed the boundaries of what it meant to be a female citizen in the United States. Pizza will be served. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
Pizza & PD
The Vietnam War: 1945–1975
Thursday, March 29, 4:30 – 6:30 pm 
Tour the groundbreaking exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945–1975, and dive into the history of one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. After the tour, explore materials from our new Vietnam curriculum guide and take home a copy for use in your classroom. Pizza will be served. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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