City Lore ( is a cultural organization located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side whose mission is to document, preserve, and present the living cultural heritage of New York City. Education is central to our mission and informs all of our programs, both school and community-based. Contact: Amanda Dargan, Education Director, 212-529-1955, x304,

Gotham Center for New York City History ( sponsors programs to make the city’s rich history more accessible to a broad public, and Gotham’s educational programs take that mission to the city’s public schools. The Center’s educational website GothamED ( pools the talent and energy of teachers and scholars, as well as educators from the city’s cultural institutions, to promote and support quality history instruction. Contact: Julie Maurer, Education Director, 212-817-8467,

Houck Educational Consultants, LLC, provides comprehensive evaluation services in collaboration with many different school districts in the New York Department of Education, as well as a range of community based organizations, universities, and other non-profit and for-profit agencies. Evaluation services have been provided for a wide range of programs, including evaluating elementary, middle, and high school students and their families, program and partner staff, and professional development programs for K-12 teachers in social studies and the sciences. Contact: Claire Houck, Lead Evaluator,917-374-8297,

St. John’s University/The School of Education ( Established in 1908, the St. John’s University School of Education was the second school in New York State to award graduate degrees to teachers. Today, the School has three departments: Department of Curriculum and Instruction; the Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership; and the Department of Human Services and Counseling. In 2002, U.S. News and World Report featured the School in its list of "America’s Best Graduate Schools." Contact John N. Spiridakis or Patricia Haas, Professional Development Center, 718 990-5395,

Community School District 28’s Teaching American History project staff includes Critical Themes in American History’s Project Director Denise Sontag. For more information, contact .