Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
Take your professional learning to the next level.
New-York Historical Society offers custom professional development experiences for education-focused groups. Each interactive workshop features classroom-ready strategies that highlight our vast collections of high-quality images, documents, and objects from the past. Participants walk away with ideas, skills, materials, and knowledge that they can immediately bring into their classrooms.
Our dynamic approach centers new scholarship, inquiry-based learning, and culturally responsive practices. We have extensive experience working with districts, schools, administrators, educators, and experts in fields including social studies, civics, humanities, English language arts (ELA), digital humanities, and more!
This fall we are proud to offer the following menu of workshops, curated to address the most pressing academic issues of 2021:
- Equity in Education: Unpack how educators and parents advocated for equitable education in the United States.
- Integrating LGBTQ+ History in the Classroom: Discover content and instructional strategies that center the stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ communities.
- Women & the American Story: Interact with resources that illuminate the critical role women played in shaping the United States, from the colonial era through the 20th century.
- Black Citizenship: From Slavery to Civil Rights: Explore Black Americans’ fight for freedom and racial equality from enslavement to the civil rights movement.
- History for Little Learners: Practice strategies for teaching complex history topics to K-2 students.
- Amplifying Asian American & Pacific Islander History: Learn how to incorporate the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in your United States history lessons.
- Latinx Activism in the 20th Century: Study the activism and history of Latinx communities throughout United States history.
- Teaching Civics & Democracy: Examine the history of democracy and utilize strategies and resources to promote active civic participation.
- Introduction to Museum Pedagogy: Consider how to apply museum-inspired and inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom.
The New-York Historical Society is an NYSED-approved CTLE sponsor. Participation in teacher professional development workshops and online PD for teachers is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education