Welcome back! Our free, outdoor exhibition, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, is now open. Reserve your timed-entry ticket. The Museum will open indoors on Friday, September 11. Learn more here.

History @ Home Resources

FREE Lesson Plans and Curriculum Materials

Daily Lesson Plans for Teachers & Parents

We post one new history lesson plan each day designed to engage students remotely. Each lesson plan tracks with the NYC Social Studies Scope and Sequence and includes slides, activities, and links to additional resources. Follow the links to start exploring:


High School / U.S. History
8th Grade / U.S. History, Reconstruction to 20th Century
7th Grade / U.S. History, Age of Exploration to Civil War
4th Grade / U.S. and New York State History
Grades K-2 / Communities, Families, Then & Now

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inbox each morning!

Women & the American Story

Bring more women’s voices into your remote classroom! Women & the American Story, is the first comprehensive online curriculum dedicated to American women’s history. Primary sources, life stories, and background readings connect students to women of diverse backgrounds throughout our nation’s past. Our website is mobile friendly and ready for incorporation into remote lessons or self-guided student exploration.

New-York Historical Curriculum Library

Looking for even more teaching materials? Check out our curriculum library. These free resources are full of primary sources, suggested lesson activities, discussion questions, downloadable lesson plans, and more! Materials align with state standards and are designed to enrich social studies education. 

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