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Historic Sites & Field Trips
Web Based Resources
Historic Sites & Field Trips
Samuel F.B. Morse
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on April 27, 1791, in Charlestown, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of Jedidiah Morse, a pastor who was as well known for his geography as Noah Webster, a friend of the family, was known for his dictionaries.
Huguenot Historical Society
"The Huguenot Historical Society invites you to journey back in time by exploring the historic house museums of Huguenot Street and the nearby Locust Lawn mansion and farm complex. While the original portion of many of the homes date to the 1680s, continuous family ownership through the centuries resulted in modifications to meet changing needs, offering the visitor a unique chance to experience the history of a Hudson Valley village through the ages. So come and experience three hundred years of history!"
FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Educational Resources on FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt including biographies, online photos and exhibits, and preparation material for a site visit.
Watershed Education Resources
This website provides professional materials and information for educators including Field Trip suggestions, cultural programs, and information about classroom-based science programs.
Van Cortlandt Manor School Programs
Philipsburg Manor School Programs
Sunnyside School Programs
Union Church School Programs
Lyndhurst Education Programs
Boscobel's School Program
Olana Educational Programs
The Hudson River Museum School Programs
Neuberger Museum of Art School Programs and Tours
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site Educational Programs
Dia: Beacon School Programs
Straatsburgh State Historic Site Educational Programs
Clermont State Historic Site Educational Programs
Albany Institute of History and Art Student Programs
New York State Museum Educational Programs
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site Educational Resources
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Student Programs
The Historical Society of Rockland County School Programs
Caramoor House Museum Programs for School Children
Katonah Museum of Art School Programs
Constitution Island School Tours
The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame School Programs
Web Based Resources
NPS - Teaching with Historic Places
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.
NPS - The Battle of Bennington
The lesson is based on the National Historic Landmark documentation file, "Bennington Battlefield," and on Philip Lord, Jr.'s War over Walloomscoick: Land Use and Settlement Patterns on the Bennington Battlefield--1777. The lesson could be used in American history, social studies, and geography courses in units on the Revolutionary War.
NPS - Battle of Oriskany
This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration files "Oriskany Battlefield" and "Fort Stanwix", accounts of people who lived during this period, and other source materials. The lesson could be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on the Revolutionary War and American Indian history. It also could be used in courses on conflict resolution, cultural diversity, and art.
NPS - First Lady of the World: Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill
This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file "Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site" and other source materials. The lesson could be used in American history courses in units on efforts to achieve world peace during the Cold War in the 1950s, or on human rights and civil rights issues. Students will learn about Eleanor Roosevelt's contributions as a humanitarian.
NPS - Martin Van Buren's "Return to the Soil"
This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file "Lindenwald" and other sources related to Van Buren. This lesson complements classroom study of early 19th-century politics by tracing the life of Martin Van Buren and examining his retirement home. It could be used in U.S. history courses and in civics or government classes. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the man who played an important role in the Jacksonian Era.
NPS - Saratoga: The Tide Turns on the Frontier
This lesson is based on materials from the archives at Saratoga National Historical Park. This lesson could be used in American history, social studies, and geography courses in units on the American Revolution or New York State history.
NPS - Springwood: Birthplace and Home to Franklin D. Roosevelt
This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file for the "Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site" and other source material. This lesson could be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on FDR's presidency, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.
NPS - Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Monument to the Gilded Age
This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file for the "Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site" and other source materials. The lesson could be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on the Gilded Age or America's industrial and economic growth. Vanderbilt Mansion will help students understand the possibilities for wealth in an age before income taxes and government regulation of business and industry.
Library of Congress - Teachers' Resources
Index page for millions of primary documents. Collections include The Learning Page, American Memory, Today in History, I Hear America Singing, and Community Roots. Everything from Colonial to Contemporary culture.
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