New York Historical Society Created Classroom Materials on New World – New Netherland – New York

Discover New York’s colonial past with New World – New Netherland – New York. This brand new curriculum explores the Age of Discovery, the Dutch colonial period, and the English colonial period through primary sources—including materials that have never before been translated or published for a wider audience. Divided into three units, this guide is arranged so that teachers may pick and choose resources to deepen and enliven their lessons. Also included are background essays, questions for the classroom, and life stories that augment understandings of the interactions between New York’s Native American and earliest Dutch, African, and British inhabitants. 

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