Learning about New York City, From the Ground Up
Class II students visited the Queens Museum to kick off their year-long study of New York City. Students took in the panoramic model of New York City, which brought to life the flat maps of all five boroughs they studied in the classroom. The model, originally built in 1964, contains more than 850,000 buildings and is built on a scale of 1" to 100'. After a museum tour, students participated in an art project where they built cardboard models of a city block. This trip set the stage for what is to come during this exciting year of learning about their city through frequent field trips, hands-on projects, books, photos, and online media. Learning about New York from the ground up gives our students a head start on building the relationships so key to a Nightingale education.