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Museum of the City of New York
Fiscal Year: 
New York
Recipient Type: 
Museums for America
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MFA-Learning Experiences

The Museum of the City of New York will develop, launch, promote, and evaluate education programs and materials for K-12 students and teachers for "New York at Its Core," a major, long-term exhibition on New York City's 400-year history that will open in November 2016. The need to build the city's students' history knowledge and skills is great. One-third of the city's high school students fail to pass the U.S. History Regents, necessary for graduating from high school. The museum will create and launch education programs and materials for the exhibition that will include three 60-minute fieldtrips, one for each of the exhibition's three main galleries; a free online teacher resource guide, including lesson plans and pre- and post-visit activities; and professional development offerings for teachers, including lectures by leading historians on exhibition content.