- April 03, 2015 : Good Friday
These days remain a paid holiday for employees except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law and managerial/confidential employees, i.e., pedagogic managers not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (even when receiving benefits through the CSA), all administrative managers, and employees in Original Jurisdiction (OJ) titles receiving benefits through the City of New York Management Benefits Fund (MBF). When they fall on weekdays, these days are scheduled as regular workdays for these specifically identified groups of employees. Those employees who need time off should request annual leave.
- April 03, 2015 : Spring Recess (Schools closed)
Schools are closed for Spring Recess (including Good Friday, Easter and Passover)
Students return to school on Monday, April 13, 2015.
Central offices are open
- April 04, 2015 - April 05, 2015 : First Two Days of Passover
In accordance with longstanding past policy and practice, the first two days of Passover (Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 2015), are not scheduled as holidays because they fall on weekends.
In future years these two days will remain paid holidays for employees (i.e., when scheduled on weekdays except when their scheduling results in a workweek limited to two non-consecutive workdays), except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law and managerial/confidential employees, i.e., pedagogic managers not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (even when receiving benefits through the CSA), all administrative managers, and employees in Original Jurisdiction (OJ) titles receiving benefits through the City of New York Management Benefits Fund (MBF). When they fall on weekdays, these two days are scheduled as regular workdays for these specifically identified groups of employees. Those employees who need time off should request annual leave.
- April 06, 2015 - April 10, 2015 : No School
- April 13, 2015 : School resumes
School resumes after Spring recess
- The History Channel
Welcome to the great debates on History.com.
- Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
- National Center for History in the Schools
The revised National History Standards have served as a template for the more than 30 states that have developed state standards for history as well as serving as lesson guides for such diverse projects as lessons accompanying National Park Service Web sites, the Military District of Washington's "Spirit of America" curriculum, Oregon Public Broadcasting's upcoming Web-based series "Turning Points in US History," the Theolonious Monk Jazz Institute history/jazz curriculum, lesson plans to accompany the Eisenhower archives, and many others.
- National Council for the Social Studies Model Lessons
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.
- New York State Assembly Teacher Resources
The Kid's page educates children K-12 about the New York State Assembly using: coloring books, fun facts, and examples of famous assembly memebers.
- Smithsonian Institute
The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies provides leadership in education at the Smithsonian and produces a variety of programs, services, and resources for the education and museum communities. The Center studies education at the Institution and builds consensus on standards for strengthening its educational programs, publications, and websites.
- KET Social Studies Resource Sites
Kentucky Educational Television (KET) provides a social studies site that provides lesson plans, relevent academic links, digital broadcast and multimedia products.
- NEH Humanities Resources
The Best of the Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity.org. This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.
- National Geographic
Home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas, tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life.
- Leadership in American History Resources
Leadership in American History is organized so that teachers and schools may participate in different layers depending on their needs, interests and time. Layers include: Teacher Leadership Program, History Lecture Series, American History Book Club, American History Film Club.
- The New York Geographic Alliance (NYGA)
We are dedicated to working with teachers in providing geographic training and resources, to actively foster standard-based geographic learning, to infuse geography in other disciplines, and to promote geography training for pre-service teachers.
- The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
This website is to be used as a portal for American history on the Web; to offer high-quality educational material for teachers, students, historians, and the public; and to provide up-to-date information about the Institute's programs and activities.
- History Now Newsletter
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History published newsletter.
- New York History
- Flushing Remonstrance
This resource guide was developed by teachers for teachers. Lessons were written using and adapting documents from the time period.. Interactive learning and using primary sources were a priority in developing the lessons.
- Gotham Center for New York City History
GOTHAMCENTER.ORG is aimed at would-be time travelers to New York City's past. In many ways, the site is always under construction, and its depth and usefulness continue to grow as we collect and organize information from and about New York's wider historical community.
- New York History Net
For historians and students of New York history and culture.
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum Educators Guide
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum's mission is to promote tolerance and historical perspective through the presentation and interpretation of the variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan's Lower East Side, a gateway to America.
- Primary Sources
- Making Sense of Primary Sources
This section helps students and teachers make effective use of primary sources. “Making Sense of Documents” provide strategies for analyzing online primary materials, with interactive exercises and a guide to traditional and online sources.
- Teaching With Documents
"Teaching with Documents” is designed to help teachers and students make sense of the vast amount of source material available over the Internet, and effectively bring these resources to their work as historians. It provides easy access to analytic tools, instructional strategies, and links to source material and sample assessments.
- Document Based Questions
Understand how document-based questions assess standards and performance indicators in the Learning Standards for Social Studies.
- Primary Source Materials and Document Based Questions
Document based questions (DBQs) are a major focus in schools today. To be answered correctly, students must be adept at analyzing and synthesizing the information provided. They must be able to write coherent and logical essays. This site is meant to provide students with resources to develop the skills needed to effectively respond to DBQs.
- Current Events
- Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Beginning in 1985, Morningside Center developed a collaborative relationship with the New York City public schools, helping integrate conflict resolution and intercultural understanding into the daily life of schools throughout the city.
Through programs such as the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (K-12), we have helped tens of thousands of young people learn better ways to deal with conflict and cultural differences. The skills we teach--in communication, anger management, negotiation, mediation, intercultural understanding, and standing up to bias--increase children's emotional and social competence, improve their academic performance, and prevent violence.
- Understanding World Events
Education World's lesson plans centered around current world events.
- One Hen
Microfinance for kids.
- Facing History and Ourselves
Helping classrooms and communities worldwide link the past to moral choices today.