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
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
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 Students study images, artifacts, and historical documents, and learn to think critically about the history of our nation.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. 
 

New for December: Morning sessions begin at 10 am ET and afternoon sessions begin at 2 pm ET. All classes run one hour.

Kindergarten/First

History Explorers

Dec 1

Morning session: 
Transportation Then and Now

Afternoon session
Transportation Then and Now

Dec 8

Morning session:
NYC Then and Now

Afternoon session:
NYC Then and Now

Dec 15

Morning session:
Sports Then and Now

Afternoon session:
Sports Then and Now



Second/Third

Junior Historians

Dec 2

Morning session:
Learning History with Documents

Afternoon session:
Learning History with Documents

Dec 9

Morning session:
World's Fair

Afternoon Session
World's Fair

Dec 16

Morning Session:
Harlem Renaissance

Afternoon Session:
Harlem Renaissance



Fourth/Fifth

New York and North America

Dec 3

Morning session:
Immigration

Afternoon session:
Immigration

Dec 10

Morning session:
Chinese Exclusion

Afternoon session:
Chinese Exclusion

Dec 17

Morning session:
Chinese Exclusion, part 2

Afternoon session:
Chinese Exclusion, part 2



Secondary

New York and the Nation

Dec 4

Morning session:
New York and the Civil War

Afternoon session:
New York and the Civil War

Dec 11

Morning session:
Reconstruction

Afternoon session:
Reconstruction

Dec 18

Morning session:
Black Citizenship

Afternoon session:
Black Citizenship

Creative: Tronvig Group