The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is the world's most famous office building. As an international landmark for more than 77 years, it continues to capture the awe and amazement and curiosity of its visitors. It is only natural to want to learn more about this great skyscraper in order to truly understand its iconic significance in the history of New York City and the United States.
For seekers after such knowledge, the Empire State Building now offers a comprehensive educational experience for teachers and students, one that challenges the intellect and imagination alike through the curriculum found on this site.
Developed in partnership with Bank Street College of Education, the curriculum provides an interconnected set of lesson plans for use by educators or parents taking students on field trips to the Empire State Building Observatory. These enlightening and enjoyable lessons cover a variety of subjects: social studies and global studies; science and technology; and American history and geography. The lessons are available in three grade level groupings: Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8, and Grades 9 to 12.