Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
THE ART OF HISTORY
To better facilitate the continuation of history education during this period of social distancing, the New-York Historical Society now offers a modified version of the Art of History program online. These lessons will focus predominantly on studying the past through artifacts and artworks, with prompts for independent art making that is historically relevant, developmentally appropriate, and achievable using supplies students have at home.
Students are invited to work collaboratively to find answers to history’s big questions. In the process, they develop their critical thinking and historical thinking skills and expand their understanding of our collective past. Each five-lesson series tracks with city and state social studies standards and will provide your students with a digital toolkit they can use to keep their studies going long after the series is completed.
Each lesson is one hour and the full series costs $600/class for NYC schools or $750/class for schools outside of the five boroughs. Platforms available: Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex/
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-485-9293.
WHAT DOES EACH RESIDENCY INCLUDE?
A New-York Historical Art Educator visits your school to meet with the participating teachers to introduce the program, review objectives, present suggested pre- and post-activities, and discuss art-making logistics.
Students examine primary sources—including artifacts, documents, and images—in small groups to learn about a particular topic in New York and American history.
Students analyze works of art from the period to discover how they reflect historical themes from Session 1. They discuss techniques and artistic principles and participate in a hands-on exploration of a particular art medium to become familiar with its properties.
Sessions 3 & 4
Students make art projects employing what they learned about history and art techniques in previous sessions.
Students reflect upon what they learned about the topic in history and how their finished projects demonstrate those understandings through reflective writing and class discussion.
Support for Art of History is provided by the Henry Nias Foundation.