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This worksheet allows students learn about the how British captured the city of New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664 and renamed the city New York. This worksheet on New York City will guide students through the importance of Dutch influence on early New York City. After reading this worksheet my students have a better understanding of the importance of New York City.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the reading from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:
The reading is labeled (New Amsterdam Becomes New York)
Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 12 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The New York City Worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.
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