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MyLibraryNYC_Social Studies: New York, Then & Now (Gr. 4-5)

The New York Colony
The New York Colony By Cunningham, Kevin, 1966- (Book - 2012 ) J 974.71 C and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Recommended Common Core Curriculum text for NYC Gr. 4 Social Studies - Early New Amsterdam Collection

Key Leaders in Colonial New York
Key Leaders in Colonial New York By O'Grady, Elizabeth (Book - 2012 ) J 974.7 O and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Recommended Common Core Curriculum text for NYC Gr. 4 Social Studies - Early New Amsterdam Collection

If your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
If your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island By Levine, Ellen (Book - 1993 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Recommended Common Core Curriculum text for NYC Gr. 4 Social Studies - Immigration and Migration to NYC Collection

New York
New York The Empire State By Facklam, Margery (Book - 2007 ) J 974.71 F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:New York The Empire State by Margery Facklam and Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Jon Messer. This is a great introduction to different regions of New York State. Beautiful illustrations make this a good choice for students who would like to learn more about New York history and geography.

New York City
New York City [an Illustrated History of the Big Apple] By Platt, Richard (Book - 2010 ) J 974.71 P and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Richard Platt’s New York City: An Illustrated History of the Big Apple presents the history of New York City chronologically with two-page spreads of information, illustrations and maps. Great resource for the big-picture view of the evolution of Manhattan.

Shutting Out the Sky
Shutting Out the Sky Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 By Hopkinson, Deborah (Book - 2003 ) J 307.76 H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924. Deborah Hopkinson provides a fantastic overview of who came to New York during that period, what they found when they arrived, and why they left their home countries in the first place. The history lessons take narrative form and are personalized by the stories of five different immigrants. Perhaps a bit sophisticated for 4th graders, but a worthwhile resource for educators and students doing research or trying to learn more about this time period in New York’s City history.

Annotation:Students learning about immigration into NYC will enjoy NYPL's Immigrant City online exhibit. Use it to find pictures and Voicethreads, contribute to a Google map to point out special sites, share immigration stories, and find/share lesson plans.

Annotation:Interested in New York current events? Search this database for full text articles from New York State newspapers.

Annotation:Need to spruce up your NYC history lessons with some historical photos? Search NYPL's digital gallery.

A Short and Remarkable History of New York City
A Short and Remarkable History of New York City By Mushabac, Jane (Book - 1999 ) 974.71 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:A Short and Remarkable History of New York City takes the form of an annotated timeline with illustrations from the Museum of the City of New York. Great for history buffs or students studying a specific decade or time period in Gotham’s 400 year history.

Annotation:Check out this resource packet, which can be printed and distributed for student use.

Annotation:Check out this resource packet, which can be printed and distributed for student use.

Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty A Biography By Rappaport, Doreen (Book - 2008 ) J 974.71 R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:With Lady Liberty: A Biography, Doreen Rappaport hoped to "show readers how the statue personified for so many the enviable concepts of freedom and self-government." Based on primary sources, this picture book tells the story of how “the lady” was created from the perspectives of some of the people who made it happen.

The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty By Landau, Elaine (Book - 2008 ) J 974.71 L and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Elaine Landau’s The Statue of Liberty is an appealing, informative resource for students who have questions about Lady Liberty. Fun facts, photographs, and timelines make this easy to read book a great choice for independent reading.

See the City
See the City The Journey of Manhattan Unfurled By Pericoli, Matteo, 1968- (Book - 2004 ) J 741.94 Pericoli and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Several years ago, architect Matteo Pericoli illustrated the buildings and structures along the east and west side of Manhattan in two 37 foot scrolls. see the city: the journey of Manhattan unfurled is these drawings as a switchback format children’s book. (The blue cover indicates the west side and the red cover --or part two--is the east side.) Students will enjoy recognizing familiar sites and, after taking in Pericol's interpretation and reading his musings, may even see Manhattan a bit differently. A beautiful and worthwhile resource for students (or anyone) interested in taking a new look at the sites of Manhattan.

A Subway for New York
A Subway for New York By Weitzman, David L. (Book - 2005 ) J 625.42 W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A Subway for New York by David L. Weitzman, is especially great for budding mechanics, engineers or students interested in the technical aspects of how the subway works.

Building the New York Subway
Building the New York Subway By Santella, Andrew (Book - 2007 )

Annotation:For a more sophisticated resource, try Building the New York Subway by Andrew Santella.

Subway
Subway The Story of Tunnels, Tubes, and Tracks By Brimner, Larry Dane (Book - 2004 ) J 388.42 B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Larry Dane Brimner’s Subway, The Story of Tunnels, Tubes and Tracks offers an easy to read, chronological account of how the NYC subway system came into being.

Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal Gateway to New York City By Stanley, Ed (Book - 2003 ) J 385.31 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Did you know that Grand Central Terminal was “born from the ashes of a tragic train wreck?" Appreciate the grandeur of NYC’s terminal with Ed Stanley’s Grand Central Terminal: Gateway to New York City.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire By Landau, Elaine (Book - 2005 ) J 974.71 L and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire by Elaine Landau is a solid non-fiction choice for students.

Annotation:Visit this blog post for a more comprehensive list of resources on this topic.

Wild Lives
Wild Lives A History of the People & Animals of the Bronx Zoo By Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner (Book - 2006 ) J 590.73 Z and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Wild Lives A History of the People & Animals of the Bronx Zoo by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld . Beautiful photographs and an interesting narrative make this historical overview of the Bronx Zoo a great student reference.

They Came From the Bronx
They Came From the Bronx How the Buffalo Were Saved From Extinction By Waldman, Neil (Book - 2001 ) J 599.73 W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Neil Waldman’s They Came from the Bronx: How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction is a fictionalized account of how buffalo were reintroduced to the plains of Oklahoma by a journey that started at the Bronx Zoo. A great read aloud to teach about endangered species, the history of buffalo in the U.S. and the purpose of conservation societies, like the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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A list of supplemental and core curriculum materials for 4th grade Social Studies units Early New Amsterdam & Immigration and Migration to New York City.


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