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.

July

16
Summer P-Credit Course
Exploring the Art of History: Social Studies and Literacy through the Arts
Monday, July 10 through Saturday, July 15, 10:00am-5:00pm daily
Advance your students’ understanding of New York and American History by combining our extraordinary collections with the tools and principles of the visual arts. This DOE-approved course carries three P-credits for teachers’ 30-and-above salary differential.
$200 per person
NOTE: There is an additional $150 fee to the NYC DOE for those seeking credit.
Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
The Port of New York
Monday, July 17, 9:30am-12:30pm
Over the centuries, New York harbor has played a critical role in shaping our city’s and our nation’s economic, political, and cultural development. Use primary sources to trace the history of the port of New York and unpack why our maritime history matters. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Influential Women of the Early Republic with Catherine Allgor
Saturday, July 22, 10:00am-2:00pm
First Lady Dolley Madison and her sister Washingtonians had a dramatic impact on our young democracy. Learn about this story during a tour of Saving Washington and a lecture by Catherine Allgor, University of California, Riverside professor and author of A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation. Pizza lunch will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Eloise at the Museum
Friday, July 28, 9:30am-12:30pm
Climb up to the “tippy-top” of the Plaza Hotel with the mischievous and endearing Eloise! Tour the new exhibition and explore how Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight infuse the magic of New York into the fantastical adventures of their young heroine. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
World War I Beyond the Trenches
Monday, July 31, 9:30am-12:30pm
View the Great War through the eyes of artists of the day during a guided experience in this new exhibition and practice strategies for deepening your students’ understanding of the past using the visual arts. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

August

16
Summer Workshop
Colonial Childhood
Friday, August 4, 9:30am-12:30pm
What was it like to grow up in colonial New York, and how did it differ from childhood today? Learn how studying other children can motivate our students to engage with history. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Teaching History with Picture Books
Thursday, August 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
Practice techniques for combining picture books and primary sources to help students increase historical content knowledge, strengthen literacy skills, and build excitement for the past. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
American Empire
Thursday, August 17, 9:30am-12:30pm
From early Westward Expansion to global exploration, the United States has a long history of imperialism. Using breathtaking paintings and sculpture with primary source documents, unpack how the American empire was created and understood over time. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Charting the Past with Maps
Tuesday, August 22, 9:30am-12:30pm
Explore maps from the Dutch period through the 20th century to track the growth of our city and come away with strategies for strengthening your students’ map-reading and visual-analysis skills. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
Creative: Tronvig Group