The National Archives at New York City

For more information or to discuss a partnership or project, please contact:

Christopher Zarr, Education Specialist

Telephone:   212-401-1620

E-mail:   christopher.zarr@nara.gov

Educational Resources

The National Archives at New York City supports a variety of educational initiatives throughout the New York and New Jersey area, and around the country. We support student programs such as National History Day and We The People with educational resources. We partner with Teaching American History grants to provide professional development workshops and educational materials. We work with local and state Department of Education's to support the teaching of history and the use of primary source documents in the classroom. We collaborate with cultural institutions, museums, archives, and government agencies to promote historical understanding.

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

Description: The National Archives at New York City has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education to link thousands of our documents to the 2009 New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies. To find out more, visit the NJCCCS website

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Teachable Texts of the National Archives at New York City

Description: In this regularly updated "Teachable Text" feature, a variety of National Archives records will be highlighted to help teachers and students better understand our past. The Teachable Text resources will include a document download, transcription, discussion questions, extension activities, and connections to standards.

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Picturing America, Picturing New York

Description: Occurring over two days in December 2010 and April 2011, the Picturing America/Picturing New York Conference brought together hundreds of teachers from throughout New York City to learn about the rich connections between art and history.The National Archives at New York City is proud to support this National Endowment for the Humanities and Teaching American History Grant sponsored program with primary sources and educational resources for use in the classroom.

Additional Details: Picturing America-Picturing New York Resources

The National Archives at New York City is proud to support this National Endowment for the Humanities and Teaching American History Grant sponsored program with primary sources and educational resources for use in the classroom. Picturing America/Picturing New York Resources.

Archivist Roundtable: K-12 Archival Education Institute

Description: In a partner program sponsored by the National Archives at New York City, Association of Teachers of Social Studies/United Federation of Teachers (ATSS/UFT), and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART), educators and archivists from through New York City worked together to show how archival documents can be incorporated in class curriculum to achieve state mandated learning standards

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Slavery and Emancipation: Federal Document Sources from Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia

Description: In this collection of resources, the National Archives regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia have made available numerous documents for public and educational use. Topics include the slave trade, fugitive slaves, court cases, and civil rights.

Additional Details: Slavery and Emancipation: Federal Document Sources from Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia

National History Day

Description: National History Day is a year-long program that involves students in Grades 6-12 choosing a topic related to an annual theme, researching the topic at libraries, archives, museums and historic sites, and sharing their knowledge about the topic through exhibits, essays, documentaries, websites, or performances. The National Archives at New York City supports this program through suggested topic sheets, student and teacher workshops and judging local contests.

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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

Description: The National Archives at New York City supports local We The People contests with primary source documents related to the Constitution and the specific district level questions.

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