The Brooklyn Bridge: From Classroom to Caisson

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Join us for an in-depth look at the evolution of transportation in Brooklyn as we study the Brooklyn Bridge. This two-part program will enable students to discover how and why people moved from New York to Brooklyn and the many ways this modern marvel changed the lives of New Yorkers.

Session #1: A BHS educator visits your classroom to lead a hands-on study of primary source images documenting Brooklyn before the Bridge, the Bridge’s engineering and construction, and its impact on New York City. These content-rich activities will form a springboard for continued learning during session two: a walk onto the Brooklyn Bridge.

Session #2: During a multi-sensory walking tour through historic Brooklyn Heights and onto the Brooklyn Bridge, students will examine the built environment and learn the stories of John, Washington, and Emily Roebling along with the workers who built the Bridge.

Logistical Information
Grades: Optimized for grades 2–5
Cost: $350 per class
Session #1: 90 minutes in your classroom, scheduled at your convenience, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Session #2: 120 minutes at Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Bridge, scheduled according to availability, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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