In-School Programs: Secondary Level Options

Each of these series takes students on a deep dive of American history topics or eras. Any of the lessons can be purchased individually or grouped together to form your own personalized lesson series.

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U.S. History: European Colonization to the Civil War 

Students will gain a more nuanced understanding of early American history by investigating the experiences of all types of people living in the United States using objects, images and documents.

  • New York’s First People
  • Age of Exploration
  • New Amsterdam
  • British New York
  • The American Revolution in New York
  • New York, New Nation
  • Opening the American West
  • The Underground Railroad
  • New York and the Civil War

U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement

Students will use multiple resources that highlight the ways people experienced and reacted to the major events of the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Reconstruction
  • Industrialization 
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Chinese Exclusion and Immigration
  • World War I
  • The Roaring 20’s
  • The Great Depression
  • World War II
  • Civil Rights: March to Montgomery

Uncovering Black History 

Inspired by the New-York Historical Society’s landmark exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, this series conveys the importance of studying Black History as students investigate how Black Americans have fought to exercise their rights as citizens

  • Underground Railroad
  • Reconstruction
  • Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
  • Civil Rights: March to Montgomery
  • Civil Rights: Deconstructing the Historiography

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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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
The Achelis and Bodman Foundation
The Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund
Acorn Hill Foundation
Altman Foundation
Amazon
Barker Welfare Foundation
AT&T
Best Buy
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Con Edison
Deutsche Bank
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Mark and Lori Fife
Henry Nias Foundation
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Keith Haring Foundation
IBM
Susan and Robert E. Klein
Caroline Lowndes Foundation
Ann Lozman
Dan W. Lufkin

Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Sandra and Lowell Mintz
Consulate General of the Netherlands
New York Community Trust
Onassis Foundation USA
Heidi and Richard Ong
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
The Pinkerton Foundation
Jean Reid
Denice Rein
Richard Reiss
Rice Family Foundation
Sara Lee Schupf
The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts
Robie Spector
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Thompson Family Foundation
Tiger Baron Foundation
The Waterfall Family Foundation
Rachael Wells
Winston Foundation
Marie and John Zimmermann Fund