Our educators and archivist have painstakingly complied letters, speeches, photographs, journal entries and unique ephemera from the Brooklyn Collection to create primary source packets that cover everything from Coney Island to the Brooklyn Bridge! Don't see the Brooklyn history topic you're looking for? Ask our educators for a link to download a PDF of any of the packets listed.
Primary Source Packets
Brooklyn Connections has developed several social studies curriculum packets full of primary source documents from the Brooklyn Collection. The sources and corresponding guiding questions can help students gain brand new perspectives about Brooklyn's historical people, places and events.
Society & Culture
Places & Landmarks
ADDITIONAL PACKETS AVAILABLE INCLUDE: Architecture in Brooklyn | Drummer Boys | Garment Industry | Independent Research | Irish of Vinegar Hill | Jackie Robinson & The Brooklyn Dodgers | Lenape Native Americans | Oyster Industry | School History: Boys and Girls High School | School History: Brooklyn Democracy Academy | School History: PS 131 | School History: PS 284 | Sugar Industry | Ridgewood Reservoir | U.S.S. Monitor
Skills Based Lesson Plans
Brooklyn Connections supports teachers as they develop and implement skill-based instruction. Download resources that can draw out specific learning skills from your pupils. Our free lesson plans are written by teachers for teachers and can be adapted for elementary, middle and high school students. Use them as they are or modify them to create your own.