About Gotham Ed

Gotham Ed

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Teaching NYC History, K-12

The Gotham Center is dedicated to supporting student achievement by providing quality professional learning for teachers. Gotham Ed, its K-12 division, develops and disseminates courses, institutes, and programs for the teaching and learning of New York City history through partnerships with various governmental and educational organizations, as well as local cultural institutions and neighborhood community groups. We aim to be the place where educators come to learn about New York City's history, get the resources they need, and develop successful pedagogy.

We offer:

  • Programs using NYC history as a lens for teaching and learning about U.S. history,
    social studies, and English language arts

  • Exclusive lectures by scholars of NYC history, featuring new research

  • Innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies and inquiry-based instruction

  • Hands-on workshops using the arts and cultural experiences

  • Walking tours and field trips to historic places and sites

  • Primary sources from local and national archives

  • Teacher-created lessons and classroom resources

To custom-design programs for your school or district, or for more information,
contact our K-12 Staff Director, Julie Maurer at jmaurer@gc.cuny.edu


All programs in line with the NYC Social Studies Scope and Sequence K-12, NYS Social Studies Frameworks,
Common Core Learning Standards and the C-3 Framework. The Gotham Center is an NYSED-approved sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) and participation in workshops is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the NYC Department of Education.