The Homestead offers a variety of programs that meet current State curriculum standards for U.S. and New York State History. Each program provides students with a first-hand look at the changing nature of everyday life by comparing today’s lifestyles and concerns with those of Jay’s era. The programs encourage students to use the critical thinking skills of a historian or social scientist, asking them to read, analyze, apply, synthesize and evaluate historical information. Click HERE for more information.
The Connect Kids Grant Program will refund up to $1,000* of the field trip costs for visits to John Jay Homestead State Historic Site. Title 1 schools AND any public school in a district with a Title 1 school (grades preK-12 including school-sponsored clubs), Advantage After School Programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and village, town, or county youth bureaus in communities with Title 1 schools are eligible to apply. This is a reimbursement grant. Click HERE for more information.
Preparing your students before they arrive will allow them to get the most out of their visit to the Homestead. Each pre-visit packet includes vocabulary, background historical information and an age appropriate activity. Post visit materials are also available. Click HERE for more information.