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
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


Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually.


Welcome to History @ Home:
Online Learning from the New-York Historical Society!

Online Learning for Everyone

Stay engaged with history! Sign up for History @ Home, our free online social studies program series for parents, teachers, and students of all grade levels. Join our History @ Home email list here or below for more details. 

Daily Classes in Real Time

New-York Historical educators conduct classes in real-time on Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool that allows students and educators to interact online. Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from our collections. Each grade level session takes place on a particular day of the week and lasts up to an hour. No log-in or membership is required: all you need is internet access with audio accessibility. Join our History @ Home email list here or below to receive the link to join!

Class schedule:
Mondays at 10 am: Kindergarten
Mondays at 2 pm: 5th Grade

Tuesdays at 10 am: 1st Grade
Tuesdays at 2 pm: 6th Grade

Wednesdays at 1o am: 2nd Grade
Wednesdays at 2 pm: 7th Grade

Thursdays at 10 am: 3rd Grade
Thursdays at 2 pm: 8th Grade

Fridays at 10 am: 4th Grade
Fridays at 2pm: High School

Remote Teacher Workshops

We're taking our teacher workshops online! Register now for our weekly, one-hour workshop on Zoom designed to help teachers access our digital resources, learn exciting new content, and develop remote lessons for their students. New York State teachers may earn 1 CTLE hour per session. Join our Teacher Workshop email list here.


Daily Lesson Plans for Teachers & Parents

Looking for lesson plans for children at home? Teachers and parents receive one lesson plan each day for engaging social studies instruction. Each lesson plan tracks with the NYC Social Studies Scope and Sequence and includes dynamic primary sources, slides, reflection questions, and an extension activity that can be adapted for either remote or at-home instruction. 

Mondays: High School U.S. History
Tuesdays: 4th Grade U.S. History
Wednesdays: 8th Grade, U.S. History Part II
Thursdays: K-2nd Grade, Social Studies
Fridays: 7th Grade, U.S. History Part I

Join our History @ Home email list here or below to receive them all!



Support New-York Historical

The Museum is temporarily closed in order to help protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community during this outbreak of COVID-19. Your support is vital for our ability to continue serving the public. Please consider making a contribution online to help fund all facets of our mission. DONATE HERE

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