Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
History Detectives: Ages 8-10
History Detectives is a multi-modal course for intermediate learners (ages 8-10) to begin the chronological study of American history. Each series consists of three classroom lessons plus a fourth bonus experience where students explore the museums galleries or create a work of art! You can register your child for each series individually, or receive a discount for booking the full year.
Tuition must be paid in full to reserve a spot in the class. To receive the discount for booking the full year, complete payment must be submitted before the academic year begins on September 20.
- $150 per individual series (3 lessons + bonus experience)
- $650 for all five series (15 lessons + 5 bonus experiences)
Being a Historian: Learn how historians analyze different types of primary sources to learn about the past.
Dates: Fridays- 09/20/19, 09/27/19, 10/04/19, 10/11/19
- Learning History with Objects
- Learning History with Paintings
- Learning History with Documents
Bonus: Being a Historian Gallery Program: Practice your new historical thinking skills during a highlights tour of the museum collections.
Colonies to Revolution: Study the complex societies built by the Lenni-Lenape, Dutch, and British, and how these peoples laid the foundation for modern day New York.
Dates: Fridays- 11/01/19, 11/08/19, 11/15/19, 11/22/19
- New York’s First People
- Life in New Amsterdam
- Life in British New York
Bonus: Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere Special Exhibition Program: Discover the legacy of Paul Revere, the patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur whose many accomplishments are often eclipsed by his legendary midnight ride.
The American Revolution in New York: Transport yourself to New York City during the American Revolution to learn about the causes, clashes, and construction of a new nation
Dates: Fridays- 01/17/20, 01/24/20, 01/31/20, 02/07/20
- The Road to Revolution
- American Revolution: Life of a Soldier
- New York, New Nation
Bonus: Revolutionary Printmaking Studio Workshop: Consider the importance of printmaking in the American Revolution and work with an art educator to create your own revolutionary broadside.
The Civil War: Study the causes, conflicts, and consequences of the war that divided the nation.
Dates: Fridays- 02/28/20, 03/06/20, 03/13/20, 03/20/20
- Slavery in New York
- New York Divided-The Civil War
Bonus: In Profile Special Exhibition Gallery Program: Explore the art of historic and contemporary silhouettes, a medium popularized during the Civil War, and discover what you can learn about someone solely from this captivating art form.
Melting Pot: Learn about the experiences of immigrant groups who came to the U.S. and their contributions to American history and culture.
Dates: Fridays- 05/01/20, 05/08/20, 05/15/20, 05/22/20
- Immigrant Journeys
- Immigrant City
Bonus: Immigration Mixed Media Studio Workshop: Use color, shape, and line to create an expressionist postcard depicting what it would be like to immigrate to New York at the turn of the 20th century.