Turn Your Campers Into History Detectives! E/M
Discover New York City through the DiMenna Children's History Museum and meet the children who lived here from the late-seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Campers will use their eyes, ears and hands to explore the interactive pavilions and kiosks, and participate in a scavenger hunt that will keep them on the move.
Resources for Teachers
Brookhiser, Richard. Alexander Hamilton, American (New York: Touchstone, 2000)
Burrows, Edwin G., and Wallace, Mike. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)
Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton (New York: Penguin Books, 2004)
Chernow, Ron. Washington: A Life (New York: The Penguin Press, 2010)
Over the past twenty-five years, American constitutional history has been de-emphasized in favor of "trendier" subjects at the nation's universities and colleges. As historian Gordon Wood has noted, "most universities have long since given up teaching undergraduate courses in American constitutional history, and most of those few remaining professors who do teach it are retiring and not being replaced with constitutional scholars” (New York Review of Books, February 23, 2006).
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Graduate Institute for Constitutional History currently offers a variety of programs that enhance the teaching of Constitutional Studies and encourage scholars to increase their involvement in the field:
The interdisciplinary nature of the New-York Historical Society’s collections and exhibitions are ideal for in-depth intellectual discussions. If you are interested in bringing a class to New-York Historical, please visit our online booking system.