Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
ART OF HISTORY TOPICS
Families Then & Now (grades PreK-2)
Examine artifacts and images to learn how families lived and worked long ago and make then-and-now family portraits using watercolor pencil.
Transportation Over Time (grades K-5)
Use works of art to discover how and why transportation in New York has changed over time and create mixed-media collages of vehicles from long ago.
Mapping My New York (grades 2-5)
Learn the key features of maps that historians use to picture the past and make collaborative maps illustrating how New York has changed over time.
Native Peoples of New York (grades 3-12)
Study artifacts to learn what life was like for the Lenni-Lenape and create paper sculptures that demonstrate how their homes changed with the seasons.
Life in New Amsterdam (grades 3-12)
Examine the objects Dutch colonists used in their daily lives and paint a watercolor still life of the items they treasured.
American Revolution Imprint (grades 3-12)
Study the power of printed images and words from the American Revolution and engrave and print a Loyalist or Patriot broadside.
Westward Expansion (grades 3-12)
Learn the histories of the diverse people who lived in the American West and create a collaborative board game that reflects their experiences.
Picturing Black History (grades 2-12) NEW!
Study the accomplishments of the free Black community of New York and make collage portraits of historical Black New Yorkers.
The Immigrant Experience (grades 3-12)
Follow the journey of immigrants coming to New York in the early 1900s, and create an expressionist mixed-media postcard about the immigrant experience.
Industrial Innovations (grades 4-12)
Learn how industrial era innovations like Tiffany lamps changed New York, and create a tissue paper mosaic lampshade that celebrates an industrial invention.
Escaping Slavery in New York (grades 4-12)
Analyze runaway slave ads to discover what life was like for free and enslaved people in New York and create a collaged quilt square reflecting these experiences.
Art as Activism (grades 3-12) NEW!
Discover how New Yorkers used art to fight for change throughout history, and learn to hand-print a poster supporting a cause you believe in.