MCNY Education

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MCNY Education Hub

Welcome to the Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center digital platform. Here you can find videos and activities, stay informed about our current offerings, and easily access resources for educators, students, and learners of all ages. 

Scroll below to find our #MCNYKids section, Programs for Educators and Students, and Resources and Lesson Plans.


MCNY Kids Create

See. Discuss. Create! Stream videos featuring NYC artists and take part in interactive, art-making activities.  

MCNY X Project Kid

Get crafty and creative with NYC-inspired art projects you can do at home while learning fun facts about the city's history!  

Earth Day

Explore activities and resources to learn about what it takes to keep our Earth clean.

Programs for Educators and Students

Educator Events

From webinars to virtual workshops, learn more about our upcoming programs for educators. These events offer CTLE credit, are geared towards educators, and open to all with interest in the topic.

Field Trips

Your class or group can experience the Museum of the City of New York virtually or in person this school year. Guided field trips led by museum educators will be offered beginning later this fall.

Virtual Student Workshops

Experience our largescale free virtual student workshop series alongside hundreds of students and educators across the five boroughs.

P Credit Courses

Join us for virtual courses for educators featuring leading historians and Museum artifacts, facilitated by our expert educators.

Resources and Lesson Plans

Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in United States History

A resource guide from the NYCDOE, multiple institutions, and scholars to allow students to find their own voice as they examine individuals who questioned and broke the normed expectations of gender and/or sexuality. 

Examining Equity in NYC

Join the Museum in examining the historical roots of today's movements for change, from the fight for equal education and affordable healthcare to the legacy of housing discrimination and the impact of trans activism.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Hear from poet Shanelle Gabriel as she discusses what the Juneteenth holiday means to her and join her in a guided poetry-writing exercise.

The Movement for Black Lives

View the Museum’s online exhibition and lesson plans and watch an interview with an historian on the sustained and organized activism of the long fight for racial equality. 

Black Activists of 19th Century NYC

Explore the lives of David Ruggles, the Lyons family, Elizabeth Jennings Graham, and Sarah Garnet to learn about the actions they took to fight for abolition and full emancipation for Black Americans in 19th century New York City. 

Lesson Plans

Explore a growing collection of lesson plans examining New York City’s past, present, and future.

Activist New York Lesson Plans

Browse lesson plans and educational resources that examine activism and social change in NYC from the 1600s to today. Be sure to explore the virtual exhibition for more in-depth case studies on these topics.

The Greatest Grid Online

Delve into primary resources and find lesson plans that explore the history of Manhattan’s famous grid—the largest feat of urban planning in the city's history.

Virtual Teaching Blog

On Our Blog: Creating Oral Histories

Encourage students to harness the hours at home to connect with and listen to their fellow New Yorkers, all the while creating the primary sources of tomorrow.

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