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Teaching History Resources and Workshops

Brooklyn history comes to life for teachers and students.

Utilize Brooklyn history to cultivate 21st century learning skills through our FREE award-winning education offerings and resources! We offer students and educators access to a plethora of original archival materials, standards-aligned curricula, virtual class visits, as well as CTLE-earning professional learning workshops every year. Access educator-vetted lesson plans and curated primary source packets on local history topics 24/7 from our website.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Reach out to [email protected] and let us know how we can support you to connect your students to Brooklyn history!

The Center for Brooklyn History is proud to be the 2021 host of New York City History Day!

New York City History Day is the regional contest for National History Day (NHD), a program that provides over half a million students each year the opportunity to excel at historical research, interpretation and creative expression. We are excited to host the New York City regional contest virtually this year from the Center for Brooklyn History; top entries will be invited to advance to state and national contests. Read more about how NHD helps students succeed.

Learn more here, and join us for a free info session on December 2nd, 2020.

Resources

Bring our museum collections directly into your classroom with digital curricula and archival teaching resources.

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Virtual Class Visits & Educator Professional Learning

Our school programs connect local events with broad themes in U.S. history and STEM subjects, build students’ critical thinking skills, and offer a space for students to practice researching, communicating, and working as historians, engineers, writers, and artists.

Virtual Class Visits & Educator Professional Learning

Our school programs connect local events with broad themes in U.S. history and STEM subjects, build students’ critical thinking skills, and offer a space for students to practice researching, communicating, and working as historians, engineers, writers, and artists.

Thanks to the Generous Support of Our Partners

Education programs at the Center for Brooklyn History are generously supported by the The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, TD Charitable Foundation, The Bay and Paul Foundations, New York Life Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Hearst Foundation, Festa Family, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Con Edison, Investors Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, National Grid Foundation, Pinkerton Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and the Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.

Additional funding provided by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson; and New York City Council Members Inez Barron, Chaim Deutsch, Rafael Espinal, Mathieu Eugene, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, and Alan Maisel.

Education programs are also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.