New York State History Links - Education
This page is a growing list of education related links for
New York State.
State History Interest Project (SHIP)
- clubs for middle school and high school students interested in New York State, formerly known as Yorkers. New clubs are welcome at the
next annual convention May 6-8, 2004 in Niagara Falls, NY.
Resources for teachers
Erie Canal - collection of Erie Canal
resources collected on NY History Net.
Maps of New York State - ranging from 1556 to around 1825, part of
The Map Collection headed by David Allen at SUNY Stony Brook, links to
other digital cartography resources.
America - a model of primary source material presented on the web,
searchable text brings up graphic scans of the pages of 19th century
books and articles.
Historical Roadside Markers - find out more about the markers from
the New York State Museum.
New York Authors, Books, Journals, Magazines and
York State Archives "Consider The Source: Historical Records in the
Classroom" - primary source guide in Adobe PDF format.
New York State Council for the
Social Studies - a professional association offering membership to
all persons who teach, supervise, develop curricular, engage in
research, or are otherwise concerned with social studies education.
Governors and American
State Museum Professional Development Workshops - Summer Institute
and How to Use A Museum.
State Social Studies - assessments, publications, and resources from
the State Education Department (SED).
State Social Studies Document Based Questions Guide - courses from
SED on how and why to use DBQ's by Julie Daniels and Joseph Corr.
New York State
Social Studies Resource Guide - overview provided by SED, including
links to the Social Studies Standards.
Social Studies Help
Center - social studies help with an emphasis on American history,
government, and economics. Also included are Supreme Court case
summaries and complete class notes for American history.
The Teacher Center -
Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, professional development for
teachers by teachers.
War II. Museum Essay Contest - grades 9-12.
Archives Research Awards - given annually to promote and recognize
excellence in student research and encourage students to explore the
wealth of historical records in New York State.
Day in New York State - an educational program designed for students
in grades 6-12 administered by New York State Historical
Association. Throughout the school year, students conduct research of
primary and secondary resources to prepare presentations based on an
York Council for the Humanities programs - Humanities Teacher
Institute, and Young Scholars Contest.
SHIP Contests - for middle
school and high school students
Celebrations and events
Humanities Month - sponsored by the
New York Council for the Humanities each year in October, a statewide celebration of New York’s
historical an cultural riches. A calendar
of events is available here.
Primary and secondary schools
Academy of American Studies
- college preparatory high school that places an emphasis on American
Freedom School - located on the Kanienkahaka
(Mohawk) Territory of Akwesasne. The school is dedicated to the
preservation of Mohawk language and culture.
See our Jobs page for
Larry J. Hackman
Research Residency Awards - eligible applicants working on doctoral
dissertations and those at the postdoctoral level are particularly
encouraged to apply. Projects involving alternative uses of the
Archives, such as background research for multimedia projects, exhibits,
documentary films, and historical novels, are also eligible. The topic
or area of study must draw, at least in part, on the holdings of the New
York State Archives.
New York college and university
programs in history
University of New York - SUNY is a unified system of
public higher education with 64 campuses enrolling close to 400,000
Academy Cyber Albany Project - neighborhoods in Albany, NY circa
Eastchester - fully illustrated history of the town of Eastchester,
NY. Researched, written and artwork by the students of Eastchester
York Guide - from gargoyles to bodies of dead saints to over 15
cathedrals, New York is a medieval city. Compiled and illustrated by