Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
First Grade: How have families and communities changed over time?
First students review how to study objects and works of art, then they embark on a journey through three centuries of New York City history to learn about families and communities, meeting the Beekman family of the 1760s, the Lyons family of the 1860s, and the Harris family of the 1940s in the process.
- Session 1: Learning History with Objects
- Session 2: Learning History with Images
- Session 3: 18th-century Families
- Session 4: 18th-century Communities
- Session 5: 19th-century Families
- Session 6: 19th-century Communities
- Session 7: 20th-century Families
- Session 8: 20th-century Communities
- Session 9: Culmination – Change Over Time
The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
We are delighted to offer a one-off program that brings Mo Willems’ creative genius straight to your classroom! Our innovative and hands-on program will take your students’ love of all-things-Mo to the next level by teaching them how the simplest shapes and lines can convey robust characters, emotive stories, and much more!