Tools for the classroom and professional development for teachers
A professional development initiative for teachers exploring the Dutch colonization of North America
“What Was New Netherland?” introduces students—and their teachers—to the history of the Dutch colony.
Classroom activities for the 4th and 7th grades on the fur trade in the Hudson Valley, the global marketplace, and more.
Want to explore New Netherland on your own? Here’s how
Short fiction and non-fiction reads that teach students about many of the people and places of Dutch North America
Meet people, wander places they lived, view their lives through artifacts, maps & documents, all without leaving your screen
Several books that paint a portrait of New Netherland for young adults
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More tools for teachers & more fun for students
Lessons & more from the New Amsterdam History Center, the NYS Archives, the New Netherland Museum, and NYS Department of Education
Two tours of the 17th century village in lower Manhattan - one a virtual re-creation, one a walk through the streets - & a game to play