Northern Racism and the New York City Draft Riots of 1865
Students analyze primary source illustrations and personal accounts of the New York City Draft riots. They draw conclusions about the existence and power of Northern racism toward African Americans
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What state consumes the most turkey per person? Who sponsors the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City? Use the Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity for learners to develop their research skills with this fun Internet...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring New York City
Your class members will get up close and personal with the Big Apple in this fantastic lesson, which introduces learners to not only the concept of a city, but also provides a thorough overview of New York City itself and its unique...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Changes in a City Over Time
Investigate the growth and development of New York City with the final instructional activity in this four-part series on skyscrapers. Learners first explore the concept of urban growth by looking closely at a series of three paintings...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sustainability Initiatives in New York State
How are New Yorkers adopting new "green" technologies and policies to lessen their environmental impact? Through an online interactive game and several educational video clips, this resouce offers a unique approach to learning about...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Heroic Actions of the Passengers of Flight 93
Superman, Spiderman, New York City Firefighters, passengers on Flight 93. As part of a study of the events of 9/11, class members consider the heroic actions of the passengers on Flight 93, and then craft an essay comparing their...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Educating European Immigrant Children Before World War I
Discover the challenges in educating immigrant children at the turn of the 20th century. Reforms that New York City schools used are described here and data is included for your class to analyze, in its evaluation of the effectiveness of...
7th Social Studies & History
The New York City Draft Riots: A Role Play
This is a fun, thought-provoking activity. Learners use census data from 1855, primary source documents, their historical knowledge, and information regarding the New York City Draft Riots of 1863 to construct and engage in a role-play....
8th - 10th Social Studies & History