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35 Lesson Plans and Activities to Prepare for a New York City School Trip

By January 28, 2015 February 14th, 2018 One Comment

Lesson plans

How can I make a trip to New York City more educational?

New York City is the perfect learning ground for a variety of focus topic areas. Architecture, foreign language, geography, immigration, history, foreign policy, music, acting, city planning, and more can all be explored in-depth and with hands-on activities on a New York City school trip.

Begin exploring your focus topic prior to departure with these New York City specific lesson plans. Learning in advance of the trip will deepen student engagement and add greater meaning to the travel experience.  Select one focus topic and devote a full day, week, or semester to the study of the topic. Consider collaborating with other teachers to make it a unit.

These lesson plans can help get you started.

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