New after school program with Brooklyn Historical Society

Our Young Scholars after school program is a free afterschool program for fourth and fifth graders from PS 307. They are joined by a History Program Educator to uncover the history of their school community, Vinegar Hill, DUMBO, the Brooklyn Waterfront – all in all, the borough of Brooklyn. They will design and write a book to share with the school community for years to come. Our Young Scholars will investigate historic images, maps, and newspaper articles to dig deep into the history of the neighborhood. Along the way, the Young Scholars will visit historical sites in Brooklyn to check out primary source collections firsthand and they will also meet with a graphic designer to help create the book.  The program began on December 5th and will end on March 1st.

On Tuesday, January 16th, our Young Scholars visited the Brooklyn Historical Society on Pierrepont Street. There they met the author, Nina Crews (One Hot Summer Day) and listened as she explained her process for writing stories and, the ways in which she has found inspiration.  They explored the BHS library, delving into maps and the history of Brooklyn.

Photo: Brooklyn Historical Society


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