One of our own History majors, Jackson Livingstone, has just accepted a highly coveted summer internship at the New York Historical Society's Citizenship Project. The Citizenship Project was started last summer around the time of the "travel ban" introduced by the Trump administration and is centered around helping green card holders prepare for their citizenship test by using the museum's exhibits and artifacts as teaching tools. The idea is that by combining traditional classroom experiences with walking through exhibits and seeing tangible objects that connect to the historical events on the test, the students will gain a better/more lasting understanding of the content. All of NYHS's classes are offered for free.
Jackson will be doing a combination of research and administrative duties, from writing summaries/essays that the full-time teachers can use in their curriculums to attending the citizenship classes himself and offering help where needed. For more information on the Citizenship Project at NYHS, visit nyhistory.org/education/citizenship-project.