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Dutch Breukelen: Where Brooklyn Began

This curriculum, designed for grades 2–8, transforms your classroom into a learning lab about seventeenth-century Brooklyn.

James Ryder Van Brunt, Gowanus Bay, Brooklyn with a View of New York, 1863
James Ryder Van Brunt, Gowanus Bay, Brooklyn with a View of New York, 1863 Watercolor on paper; m1995.23.1; Brooklyn Historical Society.

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With primary sources including maps, diaries, cookbooks, account ledgers, and drawings, Dutch Breukelen: Where Brooklyn Began contains resources and prompts that will spark and engage the curiosity of students about the origins of New York’s most populous borough.