Welcome to our Teacher Resource page. Materials presented here draw upon the New York State Social Studies Standards, The Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, and the Common Core Standards. They include pre- and post-visit activities, reproducible resource materials, worksheets that correspond to each source, questions to promote discussion in the classroom, a list of concepts to introduce to your students, and further reading for students and teachers.

Educators' Resource Guides

NEW! Life in New Amsterdam Educator Resource Guide, made possible by The Netherlands Consulate General in New York

This resource guide created includes original essays written by leading scholars on the history of New Netherland. Additionally, it contains lesson plans with vocabulary lists, activities, and images of primary sources from the Museum’s collection — 17 of them were newly digitized for this guide. Lessons include contemporary connections that examine the Dutch influence still recognizable in New York today through its geography, diversity, tolerance, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half Educator Resource Guide

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