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NYC Museums: Bringing Art and History to Life for Students

Did you know that museums are not only fun but also teach children about life—past and present? New-York Historical Society Just ask the Bronx elementary and middle school students who make regular visits to the New-York Historical Society as part of a District 8 educational program. The students don’t just read about history, they actually touch it. During one visit, for example, they passed around a wooden object with a handle at one end and two prongs and a well at the other end. Their challenge: identify the object and determine its use in Colonial times. Students guessed everything from…
December 12, 2016