NYS Department of State Page for Kids

New York State History State SymbolsOrigin of County Names
State Seal       Places in NY Puzzle     Facts and Symbols to Color
Facts Crossword Puzzle      Empire State Facts                     Governors of New York

I Love New York Page for Kids

State FactsColoring BookTravel Fun
History of NY     Puzzles and Games     Postcards

"Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government,"
from the U.S. Printing office              fun state facts, including the state motto, flower, and song.

New York Fun Facts

This is a great resource for kids, with census info made kid-friendly!

The US 50
With the cooperation of U.S. Governors Offices, State Departments of Tourism, Departments of Economic & Community Development and local businesses, us50.com provides consolidated information about each state in the following categories :

*History (general history and historical figures)
*Geography (location and state map)
*Outdoors (state parks, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and other outdoor activities)
*Tourism (historic sites and tourist attractions)
*Calender of Events
*State Links (official state homepages and state related links)
*General State Information (agriculture, industry, flag, flower, bird etc.)
*State Products

Project Cyber-Albany
A Multimedia Study of Neighborhoods circa 1899 by Albany Academy 7th and 8th Graders

NY History
For historians and students of New York history and culture

The Upstate New York American History Education Alliance
The Upstate New York American History Education Alliance provides history teachers in over 90 school districts in thirteen counties with professional development opportunities through its Upstate New York Teaching of American History Project.

NYS Archives - Educational Resources

Things to Do in NY

HistorySymbolsInteresting Facts       Famous People
Cities and CountiesNews     Regional AttractionsOutdoor Recreation

New York Historical Society  (based in NYC)

Oswego City School District - New York State Sites

Along the Hudson
This web site is designed to enhance the 4th grade Social Studies curriculum, which focuses on the rich history and life in New York State. To make this more manageable considering the wealth of information available, I narrowed the focus to one question... How does the Hudson River show the changes in New York State history?

New York State Museum

This is the place to go to learn what makes the Empire State great, from its ancient history to the most modern challenges.

Historic Places to Visit
Historic Cherry Hill

Your tour of Cherry Hill will tell the poignant story of Catherine Bogart Putman Rankin (1857-1948), the great-granddaughter of Philip and Maria Van Rensselaer, and fourth-generation owner of Cherry Hill.  It was she who was most responsible for the preservation of this Albany landmark and its contents through her deep and abiding love for her ancestral home, an affection that she passed on to her children.

Crailo Historical Park
Crailo State Historic Site is a museum of Colonial New Netherland history in the upper Hudson Valley. Originally a part of the vast landholding called the Manor or Patroonship of Rensselaerswyck. 
Fort Crailo is the legendary home of the patriotic song “Yankee Doodle,” penned during the French and Indian War.    Located in Rensselaer.

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Schuyler Mansion was once home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general, United States Senator, and business entrepreneur. He and his wife, Catharine Van Rensselaer, descended from affluent and powerful Dutch families.


Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal as one of the 19th century's greatest commercial and engineering projects. The Visitor Center exhibit traces the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation.


Virtual Tour of Saratoga National Historical Park

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