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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.

 

Education programs made possible through endowments established by:
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Public funding provided by:
Institute for Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Important support provided by:Barker Welfare Foundation  
BNY Mellon   
Con Edison  
Deutsche Bank   
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Ford Foundation   
The Keith Haring Foundation   
Hearst Foundation, Inc.
IBM   
The JPB Foundation    
Susan and Robert E. Klein   
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation   
New York Community Trust   
Henry Nias Foundation  
The Pinkerton Foundation   
Fred and Joan Pittman  
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner  
Stavros Niarchos Foundation   
Gillian V. and Robert Steel  
Susan Waterfall
Tiger Baron Foundation
and an anonymous donor.  

 

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Join us for any of the interactive professional learning programs listed below to expand your content knowledge and enrich your use of primary sources in the classroom!

The New-York Historical Society is an NYSED-approved CTLE sponsor, and participation in workshops is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

All “Pizza & PD” and “Think & Drink with a Historian” sessions are FREE to teachers whose students participate in our Social Studies Enrichment, Art of History, or History on Broadway programs.

For questions & registration, contact professional.learning@nyhistory.org or
212-873-3400 ext. 347.

April | May | June | July | August

 


APRIL

Pizza & PD
The Vietnam War
Tuesday, April 2, 4:30-6:30 pm

The Vietnam War was of one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. Using materials from The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 curriculum, explore some of the major events of the war and how they influenced activism on the American home front and escalated the conflict in Southeast Asia. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register here

Pizza & PD
Machines and Manufacturing: Industrialization in the K-5 Classroom
Wednesday, April 10, 4:30-6:30 pm

Industrialization marked a period in American history when the country was expanding faster than ever before. Using materials from our galleries and curriculum library, discover how improvements in transportation and technology contributed to New York City’s major role in the growth of the nation, and discuss strategies and best practices for bringing this content into your elementary school classroom. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Think & Drink
How Gangs Built a Culinary Empire with Heather Lee

Wednesday, April 17, 4:30-6:30 pm
What role did Chinese food restaurants play in late-19th and early-20th century history? Join Heather Lee, Andrew Mellon Fellow and NYU Shanghai Assistant Professor of History, as she discusses immigration, women, and organized crime in New York through a venue that occupies a unique space in American popular culture. Wine and cheese will be served. This workshop is not eligible for CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Saturday Workshop
From Early Encounters to the Travel Ban: Women and the Immigrant Experience
Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Since the early colonial period, women have emigrated into the country and faced challenges upon their arrival. Through a classroom session using our Women & the American Story curriculum and a lecture from immigration historian Julia Rose Kraut, consider the experiences of women as immigrants from the 1400s through today. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 4 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here


MAY

Saturday Workshop
Picturing the Past: History, Memory and Arts Integration
Saturday, May 4, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

How can we help our students connect memory to their exploration of American history? In this hands-on workshop, presented in partnership with The Memory Project, learn how to use an interdisciplinary art-making curriculum and the collections of the New-York Historical Society to deconstruct histories and share stories of the past by creating works of art in response to the experiences of people who lived long ago. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 5 CTLE hours. $35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here

Pizza & PD
Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman
Tuesday, May 21, 4:30-6:30 pm

Tour the exhibition Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman, and explore how her work as an artist, educator, and activist celebrated Black American culture, catalyzed social change, and inspired a generation of emerging artists during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Think & Drink
The Arc of Abolition with Sarah Gronningsater
Wednesday, May 29, 4:30-6:30 pm

How can we better understand the lives, politics, and legal efforts of the "children of gradual emancipation"? Join Sarah Gronningsater, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, as she explores the long end of slavery, from the widespread Quaker emancipations in the 1750s to the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments at the close of the Civil War. Wine and cheese will be served. This workshop is not eligible for CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here


JUNE

Chancellor’s Day
Hands-On Humanities
Thursday, June 6, 8:30 am-3:00 pm

How can we use visual arts to engage students in a deeper understanding of the past? Using visual thinking strategies, interactive gallery tours, and hands-on art-making activities inspired by our Women & the American Story curriculum, discover accessible practices for using arts integration to inspire investigative discovery and creative thinking in your social studies classroom. Coffee will be served. Participants will receive 5.5 CTLE hours. $35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here

Chancellor’s Day
Stonewall 50
Thursday, June 6, 8:30 am-3:00 pm

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with a tour of our exhibition Stonewall 50 to examine LGBTQ activism through different facets of American society. Then participate in classroom sessions that consider how to integrate the impact and experiences of LGBTQ citizens into your history curriculum. Coffee will be served. Participants will receive 5.5 CTLE hours. $35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here

Chancellor’s Day
Hudson Rising

Thursday, June 6, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
The Hudson River has played an important role in both regional and national history, and ideas about the environment that developed along its banks have significantly influenced the way Americans have understood their relationship to the natural world. Tour our exhibition Hudson Rising and participate in interdisciplinary classroom sessions that use the accompanying curriculum to investigate the historical importance of the Hudson River since 1825. Coffee will be served. Participants will receive 5.5 CTLE hours. $35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here

Pizza & PD
Digital Humanities for Beginners

Wednesday, June 12, 4:30-6:30 pm
Use technology and STEM skills to expand your students’ exploration of American history! In our first ever digital humanities teacher workshop, engage with cutting edge technology in the new Tech Commons @ New York Historical to learn the basics of HTML coding for historically-themed website design, and learn how this work can be brought back to your classroom. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Pizza & PD
Stonewall 50

Thursday, June 13, 4:30-6:30 pm
Tour our exhibition Stonewall 50, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the dawn of the Gay Liberation Movement, and examine primary sources that discuss the history of LGBTQ culture and activism from the second half of the 20th century through today. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Saturday Workshop
Learning History with Paintings

Saturday, June 15, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
What can a painting tell us about the past? Using our exhibition Hudson Rising and works of art from the permanent collection, explore strategies for engaging students in image inquiry to uncover different historical perspectives. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 4 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Pizza & PD
Community and Responsibility
Thursday, June 20, 4:30-6:30 pm

How have the democratic principles of the United States changed over time? Using primary sources from our collection, discover new strategies and resources for discussing democracy and community in the K-2 classroom. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here


JULY

Summer Workshop
LIFE’s Women
Monday, July 8, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

For decades, Americans saw the world through the lens of LIFE magazine’s photographers. Tour our exhibition LIFE’s Women to discover how the six women photographers on the magazine’s staff between the 1930s and the 1970s helped expand the mission of the magazine. Then participate in classroom sessions that consider how to effectively teach women’s history using photography as a primary source. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members)  Register Here

P-Credit Course – New Workshop
Modernizing America
Tuesday, July 9 – Wednesday, July 10, 9:00 am-4:00 pm daily
This two-day, one-credit course explores the Modernizing America Unit of our Women & the American Story curriculum. Using a broad range of primary sources, discover themes of progressivism, immigration, suffrage, and industrialization that impacted the lives of women at the turn of the 20th century. $65 per person. NOTE: There is an additional fee to the ASPDP for those seeking credit. Regsiter Here

Summer Workshop
Nueva York: 1613-1945
Thursday, July 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

How did New York’s early connections to Spain and Latin America shape the city over time? Using materials from our Nueva York: 1613-1945 curriculum, explore the influence that the Spanish-speaking world had on New York City’s trade, politics, and culture. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

P-Credit Course
Being a Historian
Monday, July 15 – Tuesday, July 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

This two-day, one-credit course takes a deep dive into the work of historians and the pedagogical practice of historic inquiry. Using primary source objects, images, documents, and maps, discover how museum education strategies can be used to uncover the past and engage our students in the lives of people that lived long ago. $65 per person. NOTE: There is an additional fee to the ASPDP for those seeking credit. Register Here

P-Credit Course
Hudson Rising
Thursday, July 18 – Friday, July 19, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
This two-day, one-credit course explores the important role that the Hudson River has played in shaping Americans’ relationship with the natural world. Tour our exhibition Hudson Rising and participate in hands-on, interdisciplinary classroom sessions that use the accompanying curriculum to investigate the historical importance of the Hudson River since 1825. $65 per person. NOTE: There is an additional fee to the ASPDP for those seeking credit. Register Here

Summer Workshop
Enslaved Women in New York
Monday, July 22, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

How did women experience slavery at the intersection of race and gender? Using materials from our New World, New Netherland, New York; Slavery in New York; and Women & the American Story curricula, consider the roles and lives of enslaved women from the early colonial period through the early 19th century. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Summer Workshop
Stonewall 50: LGBTQ Life in NYC
Tuesday, July 23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm and Wednesday, July 24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

In the years surrounding the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, Greenwich Village became an epicenter for the LGBTQ community. In this exciting two-day collaboration with the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, tour our exhibition Stonewall 50 and then attend a walking tour of Greenwich Village to discover historic social gathering spaces that created a sense of community for LGBTQ individuals in times of brewing political agitation. Coffee and pastries will be served on July 23. Participants will receive 5 CTLE hours. $35 per person Register Here

Summer Think & Drink
Gender Inclusivity and Student Support with Alex Myers
Tuesday, July 23, 4:30-6:30 pm

Spend an evening at N-YHS for a special Summer Think & Drink! Enjoy wine and cheese and join Alex Myers, transgender identity writer and speaker as he discusses best practices for supporting students and fostering gender inclusivity in the classroom. Wine and cheese will be served. This workshop is not eligible for CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Summer Workshop
Shaping the Past: Women in Historical Sculpture
Monday, July 25, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

What can a work of art tell us about the person it depicts, the person that created it, and the time period in which they lived? Engage with our vast sculpture collection and tour the exhibition Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman to learn how to analyze different types of sculpture in your classroom and discuss the experiences of women throughout history. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Summer Workshop
Hudson Rising: Exploring Natural Habitats
Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31, 9:30 am-12:30 pm daily

What can a work of art tell us about the person it depicts, the person that created it, and the time period in which they lived? Engage with our vast sculpture collection and tour the exhibition Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman to learn how to analyze different types of sculpture in your classroom and discuss the experiences of women throughout history. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here


August

Summer Workshop
Stereotype in American Musicals
Tuesday, August 6, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

How did visual and popular culture perpetuated stereotypes during the 20th century? Using materials from our American Musicals Project curriculum, consider how race, class, and gender history have been misconstrued by musical theater, what musicals can tell us about the time period in which they were created, and what measures Americans took to dismantle derogatory stereotypes. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Summer Workshop
Teaching the Second Amendment
Wednesday, August 7, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

How can we prepare our students to take part in the ongoing debate surrounding gun control legislation? Using a combination of primary sources and scholarly text, explore strategies for teaching students the history behind the Second Amendment and how ideas about the right to bear arms have changed over time. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

P-Credit Course
Stonewall 50: Fashion & Activism in LGBTQ History
Mondays, August 12 and August 19, 10:00am-5:00pm daily

How has clothing been used as a form of expression and social activism throughout history? This two-day, one-credit course dives into the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, and explores fashion, personal presentation, and modes of expression and LGBTQ+ activism from the mid-20th century through today. On day one, tour Stonewall 50 at the New-York Historical Society to consider the historical significance of clothing in LGBTQ+ culture and history. On day two, visit Materials for the Arts and engage in hands-on, classroom-ready art-making activities using reusable materials from the warehouse to explore how fashion can be integrated to teach interdisciplinary history, art history, and visual arts lessons.
NOTE: This course will meet at N-YHS on August 12 and Materials for the Arts on August 19. $150 per person. NOTE: There is an additional fee to the ASPDP for those seeking credit. Regsiter Here

Summer Workshop
Native Women: Teaching Social History and Responses to Colonization
Tuesday, August 13, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Using materials from the Early Encounters unit of our Women & the American Story curriculum discuss the roles of women in various Native American societies and explore the different ways these women responded to colonization. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Summer Workshop
Xenophobia and Racism in the Progressive Era
Thursday, August 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Using materials from the Modernizing America unit of our Women & the American Story curriculum, discuss how xenophobia and racism shaped the lives of black women, immigrants, and other minority groups during the turn of the 20th century and how it contradicted the ideals of the Progressive Era and its spirit of social reform. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Summer Workshop
Reconstruction and Black Citizenship
Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began in which Black Americans gained legal citizenship and began operating at all levels of society. Using materials from our Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow curriculum, discuss how Black Americans played a central role in advocating for their rights and pushing back against opposition to their advancement in American society. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Summer Workshop
Intersectionality & the Black Panther Party with Mary Phillips and Robyn Spencer
Wednesday, August 21, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Women in grassroots movements had to navigate the intersection of gender and race in their efforts to affect change. This special session will include a talk from Professors Mary Phillips and Robyn Spencer, followed by a workshop that will use resources from their Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project to discuss the critical roles that women played as Black Panthers, and how they worked to challenge gender roles and stereotypes within the party. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 3 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

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