Virtual Programs, Activities, and Lesson Plans for Teachers and Families
Explore videos, virtual lessons, and activities for the classroom or home, along with supporting materials such as teachers’ guides and lesson plans.
EXPLORE NEW AMSTERDAM: SEAPORT TOWN
How did New Amsterdam develop here in Manhattan 400 years ago, how do we know, and how are the origins of New York City visible in our city today? Peel back the layers of history to learn about our city’s earliest days and the different cultures that met here. Grades 2 – 8
SAILORS’ PI: CIRCLES AT SEA
Why are circles central to the work of a sailor? Join us aboard our flagship Wavertree to learn how a circle’s geometry creates strength in marine architecture and is critical to navigation. The accompanying activities guide offers more ways to explore circles and simple machines at home or in the classroom. Grades K – 8
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN NYC: CIVIL UNREST FOR CHANGE
How was New York’s seaport connected to the American Revolution and New York’s history? Images and historic documents help tell the story of New York during the Revolution — from the ships and seaport that were the center of trade and taxation disputes, to the green where the statue of King George was raised and then toppled. Explore how different classes of New Yorkers responded to British rules, and the role of protests in making change. Grades 4 – 8
Explore videos, experiments, and activities for children that you can do with a few basic supplies from home.
When you haul on a rope on board schooner Pioneer, what happens? See how sail raising and fish trawling work on board.
Each teachers’ guide includes curricular connections, vocabulary lists, and classroom activities that can be used independently or as a complement to your Museum field trip.