Curriculum Guides and Handbooks
Collection of a variety of classroom materials


These are a set of guides made by the Board of Education in 1993-1994. They are full of primary sources, short text selections and activities which many teachers have found very useful. Although designed for 7th and 8th grade they can be modified for high school and elementary school. Many teachers have used these over the last 17 years to help them develop their lessons. They are large files so they will take a few minutes to open. Note that both sets follow the same format but the 8th grade guides were done with a modern text style and therefore "looks" much better. See below for the links to the newly added HS Resource Guides.






NEW: HS Guides United States History and Goverments
US History and Govt vol1

US History and Govt vol2

NEW: Global Studies Guides

Global 1

Global 2

Global 3

Global 4


New York: A Documentary Film Teacher Guide



National Endowment for the Humanities' Picturing America Teacher Guide



NYC Immigration Unit


Smithsonian Primary Source Teachers Guide


Grade 4 2008-2009 Unit Guides

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3

Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6