This article originally appeared in an Archives Partnership Trust newsletter.
The award-winning New York Archives Magazine is expanding to include a new Jr! educational insert and other related enhancements thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. The Jr! insert expands access to young New Yorkers and offers educators another tool for bringing primary sources into the classroom. Eash issue contains learning activities specific to a local history story published in the quarterly magazine and geared to building historical thinking and civic literacy skills that meet 4th-7th grade curriculum standards.
The grant project also includes funding for The Best of New York Archives Volume II, Selections from the Magazine 2012-2022, with an educator companion guide and development of a regional took kit for educators, students, and history organizations to contribute information to be included in New York Archives Magazine and the Jr! edition.
Educators will find New York Archives Jr! available for free on ConsidertheSourceNY.org beginning in 2024. Teachers can discover a continuously expanding collection of professional learning resources and document-based activities- or create their own- by visiting ConsidertheSourceNY.org today.