About the Education Department
Our suite of programs includes:
- Educator-led tours at Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, and on the streets of Brooklyn.
- Coming Spring 2018: Programs at Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO!
- Extensive FREE curriculum and primary sources available for download.
- Professional learning opportunities for teachers on Election Day, Chancellor’s Conference Day, and by request. NEW! NEH Summer Institute on Abolition and Suffrage coming July 2018. Check back in the fall for registration information.
- Robust afterschool programming and teen engagement.
- Pre-K programming.
Brooklyn’s complex past provides opportunities for celebration as well as reckoning with difficult legacies such as racism, community displacement, and economic inequity. As they explore and analyze BHS’s unique primary source materials students develop the intellectual and socio-emotional tools to unpack pressing contemporary issues and concepts around power, justice, identity, and community.
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Brooklyn Historical Society programs support Common Core and New York City Social Studies Scope and Sequence and can be seamlessly integrated into ELA, art, science, and math curricula. Our emphasis on document analysis, critical thinking, and evidence-based reasoning with original primary-source texts helps to build transferrable skills that benefit students across disciplines. Brooklyn Historical Society is a registered vendor with the New York City Department of Education (vendor ID: BRO-120000).
Thank You to our FundersEducation programs at Brooklyn Historical Society are generously supported by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation; Con Edison; The Bay and Paul Foundations; The Packer Collegiate Institute; the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund; Astoria Bank; Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; the Kinder Morgan Foundation; and the Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.
Additional funding provided by the New York State Education Department; the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; New York State Assembly Members Joseph Lentol and Jo Ann Simon; and New York City Council Members Inez Barron, Laurie Cumbo, Rafael Espinal, David Greenfield, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, Alan Maisel, and Darlene Mealy.
Programs are also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.
BLDG 92 education programs are made possible through generous support from Con Edison, and The Pinkerton Foundation.