Resources for Teachers

The Wyckoff House Museum is happy to offer teachers many resources we have developed for classroom or museum use. Some of these may be helpful in preparing for your class’s visit to the museum or in post-visit lessons. If you have a specific need that is not addressed here or would like to share an activity or resource you are already using with your students, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us.

Printable Resources

House Floorplans and Diagrams

Labeled Floorplan – Labeled floorplan of the Wyckoff house with introductory paragraph and descriptions of each room. PDF
Blank Floorplan (Outlines Only) – Simple floorplan of the Wyckoff house with introductory paragraph. PDF
Elevation – Cross-sectional elevation of the Wyckoff House Museum’s “common parlor,” c. 1730. JPEG

Information about History, the Museum, and Artifacts

House Overview – Brief historical overview of the house and grounds. DOCX
A Busy Hearth – Information and recipes about cooking in the 17th-Century Dutch kitchen. DOCX
Hands-On Guide – Basic information and questions about objects in the museum’s hands-on collection. PDF
The Story of Pieter and the Wyckoff Farmhouse – Biographical sketch of Pieter Claesen Wyckoff. PDF

Activities and Graphic Organizers

Pieter’s Suitcase – Drawing and writing activity for students connecting 17th-Century European immigration and contemporary migration. DOCX
What’s on Your Shelf? Drawing and writing activity for students. DOCX
My House, Farmhouse – Compare and contrast activity based on the farmhouse and students’ own homes. DOCX
Scavenger Hunt – Wyckoff farmhouse and gardens scavenger hunt. DOCX



The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton

Picture Book

A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.

Cover image for The Little House
Once Upon a Farm, by Marie Bradby, illustrated by Ted Rand

Picture Book

Illustrations and simple rhyming text recall life for an African American family on their farm.

Cover image for Once Upon a Farm

Online Resources

Robinson’s Atlas of King’s County (1890) – Atlas showing the city of Brooklyn and surrounding King’s County communities at the moment when the region began transforming from farmland to city. Current farms, including many Wyckoff properties, are shown, overlaid with the planned grid of streets and avenues. View
In Pursuit of Freedom – Multimedia website produced by Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project exploring Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement from the end of the American Revolution to the early days of Reconstruction through photographs, census records, anti-slavery and local newspapers, maps and more. View
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