New York City is replete with many “civic field trip” opportunities that enable students to visit historic locations, learn from dynamic exhibits, and hear from impactful scholars and civic leaders.
The New York Historical Society (NYHS) provides exhibits, lectures, and workshops ideal for students and educators studying civics, American, history and government.
The Civic Spirit Scholars from Yeshiva University High School for Girls have attended several events at NYHS including a recent celebration marking the 65th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education case. Professor Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School who clerked for the great Justice Thurgood Marshall was the primary speaker sharing historical insights regarding staggered implementation and societal resistance to racial integration in schools.
Middle students at two Civic Spirit schools will be visiting the We the People exhibit later this year.