Dear Families,
Please see this week’s opportunities for students at the New York Historical Society. Click on the links to register.


6th Grade - Lesson 8: Academy for American Democracy,
Theater and Activism in Ancient Athens
Tuesday, May 12, 2-3 PM EST
Students will explore the way that theater was used as a forum for political discourse in Ancient Greece, and examine how theater can be used to comment on political and social issues.
Vocabulary: Antigone, Sophocles, monologue, Greek chorus



7th Grade - Lesson 8: Opening the American West
Wednesday, May 13, 2-3 PM EST

Students will investigate primary sources to learn about the events of early American Westward Expansion, specifically the Louisiana Purchase, Indian Removal, the Erie Canal, and the Gold Rush.
Vocabulary: westward expansion, territorial acquisition, Seminole, Trail of Tears, canal, barge, lock, powder horn, gold panning, gold rush



8th Grade - Lesson 8: The World's Fair
Thursday, May 14, 2-3 PM EST
Students will study objects, images, documents, and maps to learn about a major event that took place in New York - the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Vocabulary: World’s Fair, perisphere, trylon, souvenir



When registering, you will receive a link to join. Each grade's Student Sessions meet at the same time and day every week, and you may join at any point during the lesson series.

       All classes align with the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework. 


The Social Studies Department
Wagner Middle School

View this email in your browser
You are receiving this email because of your relationship with Wagner Middle School. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here.
This message was sent from to
220 East 76th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Update Profile/Email Address | Forward Email | Report Abuse