Live History Class for Kids: Collaboration with the New York Historical Society

A portrait of Franklin

To join this 1 hour online class on Thursday 25 June at 4pm BST/11am EDT, please register here.

We are delighted to be collaborating with the New-York Historical Society on a special installment of their History @ Home series to uncover the many different faces of Benjamin Franklin.

By examining the New York Historical Society’s collection of artefacts portraying this Founding Father of the United States, students will learn to interpret symbols in works of art before creating symbolic portraits of their own.

Activity Materials: Bring your favourite drawing materials to complete an art activity at the end of the session!

Most Suitable for Years 4-7 (Grades 3-6) but all ages welcome!

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New-York Historical Society Education Division

The New-York Historical Society Education Division provides dynamic programming and curriculum resources for students and teachers in New York and beyond. Historical study sparks curiosity and creativity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters an empowered citizenry to strengthen our democracy. Our staff of passionate professionals draws on our world-renowned collections to engage learners of all ages in the study of our collective past.