New York history – can your students identify these maps?

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There have been many amazing people responsible for establishing The Big Apple – New York, America. From those we may not know very well, to the very famous.

Here’s the challenge –

  • can your students tell you what these maps represent?
  •  can they tell you about; Jonas Bronk, Peter Minuit, Sojourner Truth, John Bloomfield, Clemence Sophia Lozier?

We have a selection of amazing New York people who students can learn more from. What was their contribution to shaping New York?

These are short biographical stories that will totally engage students from the outset. WHY? Because the subjects tell their own story just as if they were sitting right there in the classroom.

Oh! and the maps – ask your students to listen to Giovanni da Verrazzano and Henry Hudson tell you their story.


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