City College of New York – Educational Lesson - Level 2
Of the City College’s 23 institutions of higher learning, the City College of New York is the oldest. With 10 Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and a neo-Gothic campus that was primarily designed by George Browne Post, the City College is one of West Harlem’s many crown jewels. Originally founded in 1847 by Townsend Harris, the Board of Education’s president and a wealthy businessman, this combination of a college and prep school provided free higher education to the poor and immigrant children.
Now, students can enjoy reading comprehension lessons which reflect on the history and heritage of the City College of New York, with questions.
Three fun facts about City College of New York:
- It was the first free institution of higher learning in the United States.
- Women were first allowed to enroll in 1930, but only in graduate programs.
- It has more graduates who have gone on to win the Nobel Prize than any other public college.
Harlem Roots Lesson: Level Two
An excellent choice for students with a better command of reading this lesson will contain one fact-filled reading comprehension lesson of approximately 350 words with ten questions to ensure a strong understanding of the lesson. You will also receive an answer key.
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