Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
32 Catherine Street
Albany, NY 12202
Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Administer the pre-test and discuss the essential question for the unit, "What do you know about life in Albany 200 years ago?" Structure this initial discussion to help you learn about student's prior knowledge. Use the discussion and pre-test results to guide what you emphasize in future lessons. Subsequent lessons in this unit use primary source materials to help students develop their critical and visual thinking skills.