History, Literacy, and the Arts—A Great Combination at the New-York Historical Society!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator, Hamilton & President Louise Mirrer,
New-York Historical Society
The fall season brings a host of exciting educational opportunities at the New-York Historical Society, both inside and out!
The museum offers an outstanding roster of field trips, which engage students in hands-on historical investigations in the galleries. Permanent collection program topics span New Amsterdam through Industrialization.
Three fantastic temporary exhibitions open this fall as well. Superheroes in Gotham (October 9, 2015-February 21,2016)offers visiting students the opportunity to explore the New York origins of our favorite caped crusaders, and the many ways they continue to delight, entertain, and inspire today.
The New-York Historical Society is proud to announce field trips to Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York (November 13, 2015-April 17, 2016), which traces the development of computer technology from the late 19th century right up to the present, an unknown story that took place in our own backyard. Visiting students will also participate in an hour long coding workshop, preparing them to take their own place in the history of computing. The cost is underwritten by Google!!
For K-2 visitors, Playing in the Past will take students through the dazzling second annual Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection (October 30, 2015-February28, 2016). Students will compare and contrast the ways children played then and now, and consider what this tells us about changing social values.
The learning opportunities can continue right in your classroom. The New-York Historical Society offers an array of outreach programming that will engage your students in the study of history.
The Art of History is a five-session residency that introduces elementary and middle school students to history, art history, and art making, with the students creating works of art for a classroom exhibition that documents their history learning by the series end.
History on Broadway, a five-session residency for middle school students, uses American musical classics such as Annie and West Side Story to engage students in topics in American history, and then guides them through creating their own plays based on primary sources from the New-York Historical Society Library.
Social Studies Enrichment is a nine-session residency in which a history educator visits the classroom monthly over the course of the school year. Available for grades PK-8 and 11, each session tracks with the New York City Social Studies Scope and Sequence and provides students with a hands-on investigative experience that brings their social studies curriculum to life.
And to whet your appetite further, there is a 20 percent discount for schools that book programs before October 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the Historical Society’s website at www.nyhistory.org/education. Happy learning! #