Education:

Web Resources

Document Showcase
A quarterly feature that highlights a topic from State history using records from the New York State Archives. Each Showcase includes sample documents, an historical sketch, and links to educational activities for classroom use.

Electronic Schoolhouse/La Escuela Electrónica
A bilingual educational resource from the New York State Archives, the Archives Partnership Trust, and Time Warner that focuses on using historical records as learning tools in elementary, middle and secondary education. Classroom teachers developed the content to correlate with the New York State Learning Standards.

Erie Canal Time Machine
Web resource that examines the Erie Canal from its opening in 1825 to the creation of the Barge Canal System in 1918.

Legacies Project
Web resource that explores the history of Chinese and Latino populations in the Capital District, Buffalo, Syracuse, New York City, and Yonkers.

Remembering World War I
Web resource containing digital copies of more than 350 historical records from the New York State Archives that pertain to U.S. involvement in World War I. Includes a "Build Your Own Worksheet" option for teachers. Support for the creation of this resource provided by the New York State Archives, Archives Partnership Trust, and Time Warner.

Throughout the Ages
Throughout the Ages is a visual educational resource from the New York State Archives, the Archives Partnership Trust, and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation that focuses on using historical records as learning tools in pre-K–grade 6 education. The site offers more than 500 digital images of historical photographs, letters, broadsides, maps, and paintings. The “Build Your Own Worksheet” option is an innovative feature that can be customized for individual needs.

Using Historical Records in the Classroom
Historical Records: what, why, where and how. A brief course on using historical records in the classroom

E-mail questions or comments to: archedu@mail.nysed.gov