I am writing to invite you and your students to participate in the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s children’s education program, Greenwich Village: History and Historic Preservation. This program, offered with three different and exciting curricula to tailor the experience to your classroom, teaches children in the first through eighth grades about the history of New York City. The program highlights the uniqueness of Greenwich Village’s historic architecture and the importance of preserving and learning from our past. For younger students, the program focuses on the history of New York City while introducing basic architectural concepts and terms. For older students, the program provides an enhanced understanding of architecture and history.
History and Historic Preservation uses a unique curriculum that encourages children to discuss and interact with the historic environment surrounding them. The three-part program operates as follows: Session #1 is an interactive classroom presentation about the history of New York City and Greenwich Village, introducing the students to architecture and preservation. Session #2 is a walking tour of the neighborhood which varies depending on your choice of three different curricula, designed to develop visual awareness and inspire curiosity about the built environment. Session #3 is an art project where students will apply the historical and architectural lessons they have learned by engaging in an arts and crafts project to create a lasting souvenir of their time in the Village.
Since its creation, Greenwich Village: History and Historic Preservation has educated and delighted thousands of elementary school children in all five boroughs. The program is taught by qualified educators and functions as a wonderful foundation for the study of New York City history. The entire program conforms to and supports the NYS learning standards for Social Studies, English, Language Arts, and the Arts as well as fitting in the NYC Department of Education standards for arts teaching and learning.
Yours truly, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic
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The Greenwich Village Society for Historic