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:
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Ford Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Altman Foundation
Deutsche Bank
The Pinkerton Foundation
Barker Welfare Foundation
The Keith Haring Foundation
The Bay and Paul Foundations
The Alice Lawrence Foundation
The Henry Nias Foundation
Fred and Joan Pittman
Anonymous

 

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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. 510.

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February

Think & Drink
The Arc of Abolition with Sarah Gronningsater CANCELLED
Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-6:30 pm

Join Sarah Gronningsater, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, as she explores the transition from slavery to freedom in New York from the first 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)
P-Credit Course
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20, 9 am-4 pm daily

This two-day, one-credit course explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. Tour our new exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow and participate in hand-on classroom activities that will prepare you to effectively incorporate this content into your lessons. Participants will receive 12 CTLE hours. $65 per person (Note: There is an additional ASPDP fee for those seeking credit.) Register Here
P-Credit Course
Educator Activists: New York City Teachers and the Fight for Civil Rights
Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22, 9 am-4 pm daily

This two-day, one-credit course will explore the history of New York City teachers who used their roles within the community to advocate for equality. Study the history of civil rights in a new light through gallery-based experiences, scholar lectures, and interactive primary source activities and consider how to connect your students to the stories of New York City students and teachers of the past. Participants will receive 12 CTLE hours. $65 per person (Note: There is an additional ASPDP fee for those seeking credit.) Register Here
Pizza & PD
Manifest Destiny & Westward Expansion
Wednesday, February 27, 4:30-6:30 pm

How did the belief that the United States was destined to spread democracy drive territorial expansion in the 1800s? Using maps and other primary sources, explore the impact of Manifest Destiny and the rapid growth of the country. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here


March

Spring Educator Open House
Hudson Rising and the Tech Commons @ New-York Historical
Thursday, March 7, 4:30-6:30 pm

Celebrate a new wave of STEM-integration education at N-YHS! View our new exhibition Hudson Rising, an interdisciplinary study of our state’s primary waterway, and see a demo of the companion curriculum. Then visit the Tech Commons @ New-York Historical and meet the staff leading our new suite of digital humanities programs. Chat with colleagues over wine and cheese and take home a Hudson River poster for your classroom! Wine and cheese will be served. This event is not eligible for CTLE hours. Free with RSVP Register Here
Saturday Workshop
American Women at Work
Saturday, March 9, 10 am-2 pm

Throughout American history women have worked in homes, in factories, in fields, and beyond. Using materials from our Women and the American Story curriculum, explore how paid and unpaid labor has been a crucial part of the American experience for women across age, race, and status. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 4 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
Pizza & PD
Teaching Slavery Through Art: The Work of Betye Saar
Wednesday, March 13, 4:30-6:30 pm

Tour our exhibition Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean, and use Saar’s unique sculptures to discuss the contemporary artist’s exploration of the unresolved legacy of slave labor and racial oppression in America. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
Pizza & PD
Hudson Rising: Environmental History of New York
Thursday, March 21, 4:30-6:30 pm

Tour our exhibition Hudson Rising to learn how the political, economic, cultural, and ecological debates over the use of the Hudson River have shaped the history of New York City’s most important waterway since the 19th century. Through social and environmental history, discover the challenges facing the Hudson River today and in years to come. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
 

Spring - Summer 2019 Workshops Coming Soon!

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