MCNY Education Goes Digital

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Virtual Engagement 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, Virtual 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.

Virtual Programs for Educators and Students

Educator Events

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

Virtual Field Trips

Book a single or multi-session virtual experience for your students or pod. These interactive sessions are driven by student inquiry and offer time for reflection and conversation for learners in grades K-12.

Virtual Student Workshops

Upcoming Free Workshops: "Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights Now." Students will join other students in this interactive virtual workshop offered for grade bands (2-5) and (6-12).

Resources and Lesson Plans

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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