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.

 

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

Public funds are provided by
Institute of Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Altman Foundation
IBM
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Sherri and Darren Cohen
Deutsche Bank
Onassis Foundation USA
Rice Family Foundation
Susan Waterfall
Robie and Scott Spector
Keith Haring Foundation
Con Edison
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
GWG Foundation
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner
Henry Nias Foundation
an anonymous donor

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Lesson Bundles | In Depth Enrichment | À la Carte

 

Lesson Bundles

Each of these short series takes students on a deep dive of American history topics or eras.

Westward Expansion

  • Opening the American West
  • Westward Ho!
  • On Indian Removal
  • The Gold Rush and Chinese Exclusion
  • Railroads and Closing of the West 

America at War

  • American Revolution
  • Civil War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Vietnam 

Black History

  • Underground Railroad
  • Reconstruction
  • Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
  • Civil Rights: March to Montgomery
  • Civil Rights: Deconstructing the Historiography

Colonial New York

  • New York’s First People
  • New Amsterdam 
  • British New York

History of American Protest

  • Protest and Revolution
  • Latinx Protest Art
  • Anti-slavery Protest
  • Civil Unrest in the Civil War
  • Student Activism 

American Revolution 

  • Reasons for Revolution
  • American Revolution In New York
  • Battle of Brooklyn
  • Women and the American Revolution 

Ready to learn more? Complete our booking form and a New-York Historical representative will be in touch shortly to discuss program details and payment options. 


 

In-Depth Enrichment

This nine session series delivers lessons to your students once a month, tracking with the
NYC Scope and Sequence.

6th grade

Academy of American Democracy

7th grade

  • New York’s First People
  • New Amsterdam
  • British New York
  • The American Revolution In New York
  • New York, New Nation
  • Opening the American West
  • The Underground Railroad
  • New York and the Civil War
  • Reconstruction

8th grade 

  • Reconstruction
  • Industrialization 
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Chinese Exclusion and Immigration
  • World War I
  • The Roaring 20’s
  • The Great Depression
  • World War II
  • Civil Rights: March to Montgomery

High School

  • The American Revolution in New York
  • New York, New Nation 
  • Opening the American West
  • New York and the Civil War
  • Chinese Exclusion and Immigration
  • Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
  • World War II
  • Civil Rights - Deconstructing the Historiography 
  • The Vietnam War

Ready to learn more? Complete our booking form and a New-York Historical representative will be in touch shortly to discuss program details and payment options. 


 

À la Carte Lessons

Any of the following lessons can be purchased individually or grouped together to form your own personalized lesson series.

Colonization to Rebellion, 1500s-1783

  • New York’s First People
  • New Amsterdam
  • British New York
  • The American Revolution In New York 
  • Women and the American Revolution

Building a Nation, 1783-1865

  • New York, New Nation
  • Nueva York
  • Pictures of a New Nation 
  • Opening the American West
  • The Underground Railroad
  • New York and the Civil War

The Expanding Nation, 1865-1914

  • Reconstruction
  • Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
  • Manifest Destiny 
  • On Indian Removal
  • The Gold Rush and Chinese Exclusion
  • Railroads and Closing of the West
  • Industrialization 
  • Immigration and NYC 
  • Chinese Exclusion and Immigration
  • New York’s Changing Landscape 

On the World Stage, 1914-1945

  • World War I
  • The Roaring 20s
  • Harlem Renaissance 
  • The Great Depression
  • World’s Fair 
  • World War II

Post-War America, 1945-1975

  • Civil Rights - March to Montgomery
  • Civil Rights - Deconstructing the Historiography
  • Student Activism 
  • The Vietnam War

Ready to learn more? Complete our booking form and a New-York Historical representative will be in touch shortly to discuss program details and payment options. 

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