Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
|Out of an abundance of caution, the New-York Historical Society has cancelled all in-person school programs through April 30. To serve our learning community during this challenging time, we are developing a suite of free online history courses for students of all grade levels. If you would like to receive updates about our rollout of Digital Learning programs, sign up for our Digital Learning mailing list.|
SOCIAL STUDIES ENRICHMENT
Bring the Museum experience to your school! In every Social Studies Enrichment series, a New-York Historical Society Educator brings replicas of museum artifacts, paintings, and documents into your classroom. Students are invited to work collaboratively to find answers to history’s big questions. In the process, they develop their critical and historical thinking skills and expand their understanding of our collective past. Each series tracks with city and state social studies standards and culminates in a project that allows your students to reflect on what they have learned over the year.
Each lesson is written to last one class period, up to an hour. For New York City schools, a minimum of two programs per day is required to book; for schools outside the five boroughs the minimum is three programs per day. Each program costs $120/class for NYC schools or $150/class for schools outside the five boroughs.
For four or more programs, a $120 planning session is added for each grade participating in the series, and an educator will come to your school to set dates and review content with participating teachers.
Not ready to book an entire series? Any of our Social Studies Enrichment lessons can be booked individually!
Not seeing the exact topic you were hoping for? We have lessons that cover nearly every topic in the U.S. history survey. You are welcome to substitute any of the lessons below into an enrichment series, or book them as single visits for your students. Our educators can deftly scaffold any lesson to meet the needs of your students.
Founding a Nation: Colonization to Rebellion (1600s—1783)
- New York’s First People
- Life in New Amsterdam
- British New York
- The American Revolution in New York
Building a Nation: Conflict in Early America (1783—1865)
- New York, New Nation
- Opening the American West
- Manifest Destiny
- Underground Railroad
- New York and the Civil War
Expanding a Nation: Rapid Postbellum Change (1865—1929)
- Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
- Immigration: Chinese Exclusion
- Immigration and NYC
- World War I
- The Roaring Twenties
Challenging a Nation: Turmoil in the Twentieth Century (1929—1975)
- The Great Depression
- World War II
- Civil Rights
- The Vietnam War
Want to learn more about the effectiveness of our outreach programs?
Download Enrichment Program Evaluation