Students, teachers and other educators are a primary audience of New York Heritage. New York Heritage offers access to thousands of unique primary source materials that can enhance any lesson in the history of New York State and inherently support the Common Core standards.
Click here for a cheat sheet about for developing lessons for K-5 using historical records.
To make it easier to incorporate New York Heritage materials into your curriculum, we offer a variety of lesson plans and activity ideas:
- Civilian Conservation Corps at Green Lakes State Park Visual display, Handout
- Family Photos Elementary, Comparisons
- Onondaga Nation Culture Native Americans, Presentation
- Solar Salt Science Activity, Industry
- What do you mean: How language changes over time Language, Literacy, Discussion
- What we need and what we want: Then and Now Pioneers, Visual Timeline, Reading, Searching
Other Digital Resources:
You may also find these other digital resources helpful.
- The Digital Collections: A Gateway to the Collections Held by the NYS Archives, Museum, and Library
- Cornell University Library Digital Collection
- The New York Public Library Digital Collections
- Winning the Vote
- The Missing Chapter: Untold Stories of the African American Presence in the Hudson Valley