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
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Susan Waterfall
Robie and Scott Spector
Keith Haring Foundation
Con Edison
Sara Lee Schupf
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
Lori and Mark Fife
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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Welcome to History @ Home:
Online Learning from the New-York Historical Society!

 


Join New-York Historical educators online as they lead live, weekly, interactive U.S. history classes. Lessons are content-based, inquiry-driven, and thematically and developmentally appropriate for each grade served. Students study images, artifacts, and historical documents, and learn to think critically about the history of our nation. 

All lessons are FREE.  All you need is internet access and a device with the ability to connect to a Zoom meeting. Click session titles below to register to receive the class link. 
 

Morning sessions begin at 10 am ET and afternoon sessions begin at 1 pm ET. All classes run one hour.

Kindergarten/First

History Explorers

May 4

10 am ET session:
Community Helpers

1 pm ET session:
Community Helpers

May 11

10 am ET session:
AAPI Heritage Celebration

1 pm ET session:
AAPI Heritage Celebration

May 18

10 am ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: The Bronx

1 pm ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: The Bronx

May 25

10 am ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Brooklyn

1 pm ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Brooklyn

June 1

10 am ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Manhattan

1 pm ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Manhattan

June 8

10 am ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Queens

1 pm ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Queens

June 15

10 am ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Staten Island

1 pm ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Staten Island



Second/Third

Junior Historians

May 5

10 am ET session:
Diverse People of New York 5

1 pm ET session:
Diverse People of New York 5

May 12

10 am ET session:
AAPI Activism

1 pm ET session:
AAPI Activism

May 19

10 am ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: The Bronx

1 pm ET session:​​
Meet the Boroughs: The Bronx

May 26

10 am ET session:​
Meet the Boroughs: Brooklyn

1 pm ET session:​
Meet the Boroughs: Brooklyn

June 2

10 am ET session:​
Meet the Boroughs: Manhattan

1 pm ET session:​
Meet the Boroughs: Manhattan

June 9

10 am ET session:​
Meet the Boroughs: Queens

1 pm ET session:​
Meet the Boroughs: Queens

June 16

10 am ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Staten Island

1 pm ET session:
Meet the Boroughs: Staten Island



Fourth/Fifth

New York and North America

May 6

10 am ET session:
Harlem Renaissance

1 pm ET session:
Harlem Renaissance

May 13

10 am ET session:
AAPI Activism

1 pm ET session:
AAPI Activism

May 20

10 am ET session:
History of Activism: Latinx Protest Art

1 pm ET session:
History of Activism: Latinx Protest Art

May 27

10 am ET session:
History of Activism: Underground Railroad

1 pm ET session:
History of Activism: Underground Railroad

June 3

10 am ET session:
History of Activism: Indigenous Activism

1 pm ET session:
History of Activism: Indigenous Activism

June 10

10 am ET session:
History of Activism: Youth Activism

1 pm ET session:
History of Activism: Youth Activism

June 17

10 am ET session:
History of Activism: LGBTQ Activism

1 pm ET session:
History of Activism: LGBTQ Activism



Secondary

New York and the Nation

May 7

10 am ET session:
American Protest: ERA

1 pm ET session:
American Protest: ERA

May 14

10 am ET session:
AAPI Activism

1 pm ET session:
AAPI Activism

May 21

10 am ET session:
American Protest: Black Arts Movement

1 pm ET session:
American Protest: Black Arts Movement

May 28

10 am ET session:
American Protest: Youth Activism

1 pm ET session:
American Protest: Youth Activism

June 4

10 am ET session:
American Protest: Indigenous Activism

1 pm ET session:
American Protest: Indigenous Activism

June 11

10 am ET session:
American Protest: LGBTQ Activism

1 pm ET session:
American Protest: LGBTQ Activism

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