Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
High School: U.S. History and Government
Each session in the U.S. History and Government survey prompts students to dig deeper into the major events and eras of American history, with a particular focus on learning to read, analyze, and understand primary source documents. All sessions emphasize a diversity of historical actors and perspectives, allowing students to consider how history differs for different social, economic, gender, and racial groups.
The following menu of available topics can be booked in any way that best serves your students: as individual sessions to enrich a particular unit, as a weekly or monthly series that supports an entire year of study, or as an end of year review for students preparing to take the U.S. History and Government Regents Exam.
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)
- 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
- Culmination - A Visual Timeline