Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
SOCIAL STUDIES ENRICHMENT
To support the continuation of social studies education during this transition to remote learning, every single Enrichment lesson offered by the New-York Historical Society has been converted into an online history lesson. In each online lesson, a New-York Historical Society Educator conducts a lively and interactive conversation with students as they examine museum artifacts, paintings, documents, and virtual exhibitions. Students are invited to work collaboratively to find answers to history’s big questions. In the process, they develop their critical thinking and historical thinking skills and expand their understanding of our collective past. Each series tracks with city and state social studies standards and will provide your students with a digital toolkit they can use to keep their studies going long after the series is completed.
Each lesson is one hour. Each program costs $120/class for NYC schools or $150/class for schools outside of the five boroughs. Platforms available: Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex.
Not ready to book an entire series? Any of our Social Studies Enrichment lessons can be booked individually!
Not seeing the exact topic you were hoping for? We have lessons that cover nearly every topic in the U.S. history survey. You are welcome to substitute any of the lessons below into an enrichment series, or book them as single visits for your students. Our educators can deftly scaffold any lesson to meet the needs of your students.
Founding a Nation: Colonization to Rebellion (1600s—1783)
- New York’s First People
- Life in New Amsterdam
- British New York
- The American Revolution in New York
Building a Nation: Conflict in Early America (1783—1865)
- New York, New Nation
- Opening the American West
- Manifest Destiny
- Underground Railroad
- New York and the Civil War
Expanding a Nation: Rapid Postbellum Change (1865—1929)
- Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
- Immigration: Chinese Exclusion
- Immigration and NYC
- World War I
- The Roaring Twenties
Challenging a Nation: Turmoil in the Twentieth Century (1929—1975)
- The Great Depression
- World War II
- Civil Rights
- The Vietnam War
Want to learn more about the effectiveness of our outreach programs?
Download Enrichment Program Evaluation