Today’s Monday Funday Photo of the week is a spotlight on New York City; the most populous city in the United States is also the home of famous monuments, museums, money-exchanges and an incredible history! Bring the liveliness of America’s most famous city to your classroom with one of our three fantastic educational activities! You can Study place names in New York City which looks at how street signs in NY today can reveal information about the diverse origins of this city, which includes the influence of the Dutch who settled New York City as New Amsterdam in 1609.
Your class can also learn about the history of trade in New York City! Our third activity asks the question: What is the modern-day name of New Amsterdam? (Answer:New York City); this lesson teaches students that the New Amsterdam settlement was mainly located on the island of Manhattan, which is one of the five boroughs, or sections, of modern-day New York City! Bring this historical geography exercise to life with our Exploring Early Manhattan through Art classroom activity!
Photo Credits: Navid Baraty (Your Shot), Laura Stanley (Your Shot) & Mark Cohen (Your Shot)
–Julia from My Wonderful World