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Exploring New York City
Your class members will get up close and personal with the Big Apple in this fantastic instructional activity, which introduces learners to not only the concept of a city, but also provides a thorough overview of New York City itself and...
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The Influence of Latin Music in Postwar New York City
Music has often been called the international language that transcends cultures and regions. Scholars analyze the impact of Latin American music on New York City culture in the years following World War II. They research music, video,...
New York City Delights: The Taxi Cab
You set the rate! Step into the shoes of a taxi driver in New York City, and also pretend to be a person who uses taxis to get around town. The class will conduct collaborative research to learn about the history of taxis. Then, they...
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Northern Racism and the New York City Draft Riots of 1863
Just how racist were some people in the North during the American Civil War? Using excerpts of the Conscription Act, as well as graphic images of lynchings, young historians consider why white people in New York City rioted and killed...
Our community and New York City
Fourth graders research websites to gather information about New York City and the Ridgewood community. In this New York City and Community instructional activity, 4th graders make a semantic map. Students write short postcards to send...
The New York City Draft Riots: A Role Play
This is a fun, thought-provoking lesson. 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....
Rockin' Round New York State
Young scholars discuss their favorite rock groups and bands. They create rock groups that will be touring New York State. Students research cities in New York, determine dates of concerts, create touring itineraries, and develop...
Changes in a City Over Time
Investigate the growth and development of New York City with the final lesson in this four-part series on skyscrapers. Learners first explore the concept of urban growth by looking closely at a series of three paintings made of Wall...
Five Days in New York City
In this New York City worksheet, students look at websites given and answer short answer questions about New York City. Students complete 15 questions.
Silouettes of New York City
Second graders create a New York City silhouette. In this visual arts instructional activity, 2nd graders view the picture book, Uptown, and identify the silhouettes. Students use construction paper, paint, and a flashlight to create...
Destination New York City
Learners identify the physical characteristics of New York City and it's attraction to tourists from around the world. They recognize how the physical environment can affect the development of a city. They identify the major attractions...
Study of New York City
Fourth graders read A Cricket in Times Square and examine the essence of living in New York City. They examine subway maps and other resources concerning NYC and then complete several writing activities about the city. They also create...
New York Vocabulary
In this vocabulary activity activity, learners read the statements about New York and write 10 vocabulary words from the word bank to complete the statements.
Colonial New York Slave Codes: Pedro's Walk
Look critically at the slave laws instated in Colonial New York. Your class examines primary source documents, slave laws, a narrative account from a slave's perspective, and Slave Codes. They write diary or journal entries in response...
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...
Amelia the Pigeon: Lesson 1
Students listen to the story, Amelia the Pigeon, predicting Amelia's story and creating their own stories of Amelia's flight using pictures of New York City. They build views of their neighborhood by pulling together drawings from the...
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...
New York Cities Map Quiz
In this online interactive geography worksheet, students examine a map of New York and identify the 11 noted cities on the map using a pull down menu within 3 minutes.
Underground Rails: The New York City Subway System
Students explore the New York Subway system. They investigate its usefulness as mode of transportation for the people in the city and study its history compared to other city subway systems. They examine how the subway connects the...
The Learning Network: Re-envisioning Classic Stories
Readers reflect on enjoyable stories they know, brainstorm criteria that make a story "good," analyze a New York Times article about innovative children's performances, re-envision classics on their own, and peer edit drafts. Use this as...
Taking Stock in the New York Stock Exchange
Would your scholars enjoy an extra $100,000 of hypothetical cash? Have some fun with the stock market on this historical anniversary.
Sightseeing in New York City
Students practice locating tourist attractions in New York City, and ask for location and directions in their own hometown.
Skyscrapers from New York to California
Third graders use an online database to gather information on skyscrapers. Using the information, they choose one building and record its height and location. In groups, they design a city skyline including the skyscraper they choose....
New York Cities Word Jumble
In this New York learning exercise, students unscramble the letters in ten words to spell the names of cities in the state of New York. There is a word box.
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