It started as New Amsterdam, a tiny 17th century fur trading post at the Southern Metropolis of 8 million people. IN this lively 400-year history, readers will learn about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists , follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, marvel at the crimes of the infamous Tweed Ring, and soar to new heights with the Empire State Building and the city’s other amazing skyscrapers. Along the way, they’ll visit Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and many other prominent NEw YOrk landmarks.
New YOrk CIty History for kids also includes a time line, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, web resources for further study, and 21 hands -on- activities to better understand the BIg Apple’s culture, politic, and geography.
Kids will: Build a replica of Fort Amsterdam Play a game of stickball
paint a Dutch fireplace tile make a genuine New York bagel and more
take walking tours of City Hall Park and Fifth Avenue