Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
GILDER LEHRMAN SATURDAY ACADEMY
Saturday Academy is a free, five-week program for students from grades 8–12 who love American history and are looking to strengthen their test-taking skills. Participants can choose from SAT prep course, an extensive review for the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam, and other hands-on history courses that draw on the New-York Historical Society’s collections.
This program is supported by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Example of Past Courses:
Participants of this course have the opportunity to prepare for the SAT exam with certified SAT tutors who will help their students develop different strategies and improve test taking abilities through various practice tests and step-by-step instruction. Students will also receive free preparation materials to use at home and during the course. This program will begin on October 5th with a practice test and culminate on November 16th with another practice test.
Review for the AP United States History Exam
Participants will enhance both their knowledge of U.S. History and their ability to think contextually about important events and people as well as explore the rich collections of the New-York Historical Society’s Museum and Library and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Participants will explore classical, colonial, and contemporary ideas of citizenship, paying particular attention to our own American example. Students are to examine the ways in which U.S. citizenship has been expanded and the ever-changing reasons some are included and excluded from it. Through artwork, artifacts, and primary source texts, students will investigate the experiences of Black Americans after the Civil War and Asian immigrants on the Western Frontier, among many others. The course will not only focus on what makes someone a citizen – birthplace, blood, bureaucracy - but also the rights and responsibilities that citizenship grants a person.
More information about future courses, applications, and important dates will be posted as we reach closer to each session. To get updates and not get left behind, please join our mailing list! Send any and all questions and inquiries about the Saturday Academy programs to firstname.lastname@example.org.