- February 08, 2016 : Lunar New Year (Offices Open)
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.
- February 08, 2016 : Lunar New Year (Schools Closed)
Central offices will be open.
- February 15, 2016 : Mid-winter Recess (Schools Closed)
Schools are closed for Midwinter Recess (including Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday - DOE observed)
Central offices are closed on Feb. 15, 2016.
- February 15, 2016 : Washington's Birthday (Offices Closed)
All central headquarters offices of the Department of Education will be closed. Except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law, absence of per annum, per diem, hourly non-competitive employees, and monthly salaried employees of the administrative staff and headquarters’ pedagogical personnel scheduled to work on this day shall be excused without loss of pay and without charge to annual leave.
- February 16, 2016 - February 19, 2016 : No School
- The History Channel
Welcome to the great debates on History.com.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.