Gotham Center’s K-12 Education Department
The Gotham Center for New York City History is dedicated to supporting student achievement by providing quality professional development for teachers. The Gotham Center’s K-12 Education Department develops and disseminates programs, curriculum, and resources for the teaching and learning of New York City history through partnerships, courses, institutes, and conferences with educational institutions and cultural organizations. All Gotham Center Education programs are designed to align with New York City Performance Standards and New York State Learning Standards.
• Locate and disseminate New York City history resources and programs
for project-based and student-centered teaching and learning.
• Develop and disseminate professional development opportunities in
teaching New York City history.
• Engage in educational partnerships with teachers, schools, districts,
regions, the New York City Department of Education, independent schools,
cultural institutions, and community-based organizations.
• Organize citywide events such as conferences, institutes, workshops,
and seminars for educators from schools and cultural organizations.
• Develop curriculum units with the New York City Department of
Education and work with teachers on classroom activities, plans, and
projects that integrate New York City history into the classroom
• Develop innovative teaching methods for engaging students in New York
• Integrate the study of New York City history into the core curriculum:
language arts, social studies, history, and the arts.
• Design programs that are aligned with New York City Performance
Standards and New York State Learning Standards.