New York State History Links - Education

This page is a growing list of education related links for New York State.

Student organizations
Resources for teachers

Erie Canal - collection of Erie Canal resources collected on NY History Net.

Historical Maps of New York State - ranging from 1556 to around 1825, part of The Map Collection headed by David Allen at SUNY Stony Brook, links to other digital cartography resources.

Making of America - a model of primary source material presented on the web, searchable text brings up graphic scans of the pages of 19th century books and articles.

NY Historical Roadside Markers - find out more about the markers from the New York State Museum.

New York Authors, Books, Journals, Magazines and Publishers

New York State Archives "Consider The Source: Historical Records in the Classroom" - primary source guide in Adobe PDF format.

New York State Council for the Social Studies - a professional association offering membership to all persons who teach, supervise, develop curricular, engage in research, or are otherwise concerned with social studies education.

NYS Governors and American Presidents

New York State Museum Professional Development Workshops - Summer Institute and How to Use A Museum.

New York State Social Studies - assessments, publications, and resources from the State Education Department (SED).

New York State Social Studies Document Based Questions Guide - courses from SED on how and why to use DBQ's by Julie Daniels and Joseph Corr.

New York State Social Studies Resource Guide - overview provided by SED, including links to the Social Studies Standards.

Social Studies Help Center - social studies help with an emphasis on American history, government, and economics. Also included are Supreme Court case summaries and complete class notes for American history.

The Teacher Center - Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, professional development for teachers by teachers.

Student competitions

Eldridge Word War II. Museum Essay Contest - grades 9-12.

State Archives Research Awards - given annually to promote and recognize excellence in student research and encourage students to explore the wealth of historical records in New York State.

National History Day in New York State - an educational program designed for students in grades 6-12 administered by New York State Historical Association. Throughout the school year, students conduct research of primary and secondary resources to prepare presentations based on an annual theme.

New York Council for the Humanities programs - Humanities Teacher Institute, and Young Scholars Contest.

Celebrations and events

State Humanities Month - sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities each year in October, a statewide celebration of New York’s historical an cultural riches. A calendar of events is available here.

Primary and secondary schools

Academy of American Studies - college preparatory high school that places an emphasis on American history.

Akwesasne Freedom School - located on the Kanienkahaka (Mohawk) Territory of Akwesasne. The school is dedicated to the preservation of Mohawk language and culture.

Research Awards

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Awards - eligible applicants working on doctoral dissertations and those at the postdoctoral level are particularly encouraged to apply. Projects involving alternative uses of the Archives, such as background research for multimedia projects, exhibits, documentary films, and historical novels, are also eligible. The topic or area of study must draw, at least in part, on the holdings of the New York State Archives.

New York college and university programs in history 

St. Bonaventure's
Saint John's
Sarah Lawrence
SUNY Albany
SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh


State University of New York - SUNY is a unified system of public higher education with 64 campuses enrolling close to 400,000 students.

Student projects

Historic Eastchester - fully illustrated history of the town of Eastchester, NY. Researched, written and artwork by the students of Eastchester Middle School.

Medieval New York Guide - from gargoyles to bodies of dead saints to over 15 cathedrals, New York is a medieval city. Compiled and illustrated by Fordham students.


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