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.

 

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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 Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Altman Foundation
IBM
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Sherri and Darren Cohen
Deutsche Bank
Onassis Foundation USA
Rice Family Foundation
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Susan Waterfall
Robie and Scott Spector
Keith Haring Foundation
Con Edison
Sara Lee Schupf
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
Lori and Mark Fife
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
GWG Foundation
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner
Henry Nias Foundation
an anonymous donor

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Welcome to History @ Home:
Online Learning from the New-York Historical Society!

 


Join New-York Historical educators online as they lead live, weekly, interactive U.S. history classes. Lessons are content-based, inquiry-driven, and thematically and developmentally appropriate for each grade served. Students study images, artifacts, and historical documents, and learn to think critically about the history of our nation. 

All lessons are FREE.  All you need is internet access and a device with the ability to connect to a Zoom meeting. Click session titles below to register to receive the class link. 
 

Morning sessions begin at 10 am ET and afternoon sessions begin at 1 pm ET. All classes run one hour.

Kindergarten/First

History Explorers

Jan 26

10 am ET session:
NYC in the 1860s

1 pm ET session:
NYC in the 1860s 

Feb 2

10 am ET session:
Black History Month—Learning Black History with Objects

1 pm ET session:
Black History Month—Learning Black History with Objects

Feb 9

10 am ET session:
Meet a Family from the 1940s

1 pm ET session:
Meet a Family from the 1940s

Feb 16

10 am ET session:
Civics Week

1 pm ET session:
Civics Week

Feb 23

10 am ET session:
NYC in the 1940s

1 pm ET session:
NYC in the 1940s

Mar 2

10 am ET session:
Meet a Family from the 1960s

1 pm ET session:
Meet a Family from the 1960s

Mar 9

10 am ET session:
NYC in the 1960s

1 pm ET session:
NYC in the 1960s

Mar 16

10 am ET session:
Women in STEM

1 pm ET session:
Women in STEM

Mar 23

10 am ET session:
Shopping Then & Now 

1 pm ET session:
Shopping Then & Now



Second/Third

Junior Historians

Jan 27

10 am ET session:
Rural or Urban

1 pm ET session:
Rural or Urban

Feb 3

10 am ET session:
Black History Month—Learning Black History with Documents

1 pm ET session:
Black History Month—Learning Black History with Documents

Feb 10

10 am ET session:
Mannahatta

1 pm ET session:
Mannahatta

Feb 17

10 am ET session:
Civics Week

1 pm ET session:
Civics Week

Feb 24

10 am ET session:
Colonial New York

1 pm ET session:
Colonial New York

Mar 3

10 am ET session:
Erie Canal

1 pm ET session:
Erie Canal

Mar 10

10 am ET session:
Immigrant City

1 pm ET session:
Immigrant City

Mar 17

10 am ET session:
Women in STEM

1 pm ET session:
Women in STEM

Mar 24

10 am ET session:
Fun in the City

1 pm ET session:
Fun in the City



Fourth/Fifth

New York and North America

Jan 28

10 am ET session:
New Amsterdam/New York

1 pm ET session:
New Amsterdam/New York

Feb 4

10 am ET session:
Black History Month: Black Colonials and the American Revolution

1 pm ET session:
Black History Month: Black Colonials and the American Revolution

Feb 11

10 am ET session:
Revolution!

1 pm ET session:
Revolution!

Feb 18

10 am ET session:
Civics Week

1 pm ET session:
Civics Week

Feb 25

10 am ET session:
Pictures of a New Nation

1 pm ET session:
Pictures of a New Nation

Mar 4

10 am ET session:
Nueva York

1 pm ET session:
Nueva York

Mar 11

10 am ET session:
Westward Ho!

1 pm ET session:
Westward Ho!

Mar 18

10 am ET session:
Women in STEM

1 pm ET session:
Women in STEM

Mar 25

10 am ET session:
Industrialization

1 pm ET session:
Industrialization



Secondary

New York and the Nation

Jan 29

10 am ET session:
Chinese Exclusion

1 pm ET session:
Chinese Exclusion

Feb 5

10 am ET session:
Black History Month: The Harlem Renaissance

1 pm ET session:
Black History Month: The Harlem Renaissance

Feb 12

10 am ET session:
The Roaring 20s

1 pm ET session:
The Roaring 20s

Feb 19

10 am ET session:
Civics Week

1 pm ET session:
Civics Week

Feb 26

10 am ET session:
The Great Depression

1 pm ET session:
The Great Depression

Mar 5

10 am ET session:
1939 World's Fair

1 pm ET session:
1939 World's Fair

Mar 12

10 am ET session:
World War II 

1 pm ET session:
World War II 

Mar 19

10 am ET session:
Women in STEM

1 pm ET session:
Women in STEM

Mar 26

10 am ET session:
Civil Rights: March to Montgomery

1 pm ET session:
Civil Rights: March to Montgomery

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