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Mission US 

Mission US

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+

FREE

Learn American history with a choose-your-adventure interactive, online game. Take the role of printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston deciding whether to join the revolutionary movement, a Cheyenne teen in 1866, an enslaved 14-year-old girl escaping to freedom in Ohio, teenage farmers in the Great Depression and more young people. Explore rich, historical settings, make choices and see what happens. Also download printable resources and activities, including timelines and primary source documents. iPad app also available.

Developed by WNET for middle school students, but engaging for older and younger audiences. Be prepared for sensitive topics such as slavery and war.

The Amazing Max Magic Lessons

NYC magician Max Darwin (aka The Amazing Max) teaches magic tricks using objects available at home.  All you need is a pencil, quarter, nickel, dollar bill, and deck of cards. Magic experience not required.

Recommended for ages 6+. Private, semi-private and group lessons available.

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History @ Home

Learn about history in real-time with New-York Historical Society educators on Zoom. Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from the museum’s collections using shared PowerPoint presentations.

Grade levels vary by day with grades K-12. Themes include The People of New York, Exploring Black History and History of American Protest. Great lesson…

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Transit Tots

Join New York Transit Museum educators for transit-themed songs, stories and activities for the youngest transportation fans. Videos of past sessions available.

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Little New-Yorkers @ Home

Join New-York Historical Society Storytime via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly stretches and exercises, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home. Designed for ages ages 3-6.

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