Did you know that since 1991, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation has offered elementary students an unparalleled opportunity to engage with New York City’s past by exploring the diverse culture and architecture of Greenwich Village? Greenwich Village: History & Historic Preservation highlights the uniqueness of Greenwich Village’s historic built environment and the importance of preserving and learning from our past. This 3-part program is offered in three different program choices and is available for grades 1-8. The three sessions of each program are an historic investigation activity, a walking tour, and an art project.
GVSHP’s original kids ed program is Greenwich Village Past and Present. In this program students compare and contrast historic and contemporary New York City, from the Colonial era to the 19th century, through the lens of Greenwich Village architecture, examining how a neighborhood changes over time. The second program, Immigration in the South Village, teaches students about immigrant life and how large-scale immigration led to new building forms in New York City, from single family rowhouses to multi-family tenements. Streetscape Timeline: Bleecker Street, the most recent addition to the curriculum, transforms historic Bleecker Street into a laboratory through which students learn how New York City grew from a pastoral landscape to a modern city.
Interested in bringing this program to your child’s classroom or your students? CLICK HERE for a printable brochure with all the information you need!