SUGGESTED RESOURCES AND MATERIALS:
- Costabel, Eva Deutsch. 1988. The Jews of New Amsterdam. New York: Atheneum. ISBN 0-689-31351-9. New York, 1650's. This simplified text gives an overview of the Jews' effect on the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.
- Lobel, Arnold. 1971. On the Day Peter Stuyvesant Sailed into Town. New York: Harper. ISBN 0-06-443144-4. New York, 1647. This text follows the development of New Amsterdam during Stuyvesant's efforts to organize the town.
- Locker, Thomas. 1990. The Land of Gray Wolf. New York: Dial. ISBN 0-8037-0936-6. The destruction of the wilderness viewed through the eyes of a Native American child.
- Shepard, Aaron. 1995. The Baker's Dozen A Saint Nicholas Tale. Illustrated by Wendy Edelson. New York: Antheneum. ISBN 0-689-80298-6. The custom of the baker's dozen is shown here to have started in a town in colonial Albany.
- Spier, Peter. 1979. The Legend of New Amsterdam. New York: Doubleday. ISBN: 0-3851-3180-1. Describes life in the bustling 17th-century settlement of New Amsterdam.
The following Web sites were consulted in the creation of the sample picture book, A Time of Change:
Albany Institute of History & Art
Fordham University Libraries
Governors Island Preservation & Education Corporation
Library of Congress
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
New Netherland Project
The New-York Historical Society
New York State Archives
New York State Library
New York State Museum
- First Jewish immigration to New Amsterdam/Stuyvesant/ discrimination – click on first video resource, “The First Jews in the New World” (approx. 2 mins.)
- Video clip on the Old Quaker Meeting House – click on “Flushing”
- Lesson on the Hudson River from NTTI (National Teachers Training Institute – WNET/Thirteen, NYC), including suggested activities and web resources. The video clip from Bill Moyers below can be used with this lesson.
- Video clip from Bill Moyers, “America’s First River” (approx. 90 seconds)
- Scroll down to “Erie Canal” and click on online tour for a virtual tour of the Erie Canal
This resource has a section entitled Big Apple History. It provides students with documents and videos which maybe used to trace the development of New York City from its pre-Columbian origins to modern times. http://pbskids.org/bigapplehistory/early/index-flash.html
- Henry Hudson – photo, short video clip and historical documents
- Stuyvesant - photo, short video clip and historical documents
- New Amsterdam - photo, short video clip and historical documents
- Dutch West India Company
The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Story of Manhattan
Ryker-Riker Historical Society, Inc.
Warburg Electronic Library