A Commitment to Innovative Learning

The NAHC is committed to providing excellent resource tools for learning about New Amsterdam. One of the areas NAHC has undertaken extensive work in is the development of lesson plans which draw on the digital content NAHC is gathering in Virtual New Amsterdam Project.

Please feel free to download these sample lesson plans:

Detail from Peasants before an Inn by Jan Steen, 1635
Lesson Plans for 4th Grade





The First Slave Auction at New Amsterdam 1655 by Howard Pyle

Lesson Plans for 7th Grade





A beaver pelt, one of the items traded in New Amsterdam.

Lesson Plans for 11th Grade

Access our database of Dutch History here.

Access the New Netherland Institute’s Dutch Manuscripts here.

If you would like to learn more about our educational initiatives please contact us