New York City really has experienced a fascinating history, one which is worthy of further study if you want to understand the America of today. It is a wonderful location for an enlightening KS5 History trip. It is also suitable for SQA Higher & Advanced Higher studies.

For students of US History, the ‘Big Apple’ is the ideal city to begin exploring the key factors that have made modern America. From Boom and Bust, through New Deal, Civil Rights and the Vietnam and Cold War right up to the events of the early 21st Century, FHT can provide you with a tour that meets your requirements. Tour highlights could include: A walking tour of Downtown Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum, a Civil Rights walking tour in Harlem and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Meeting exam board specifications

All content is mapped against the major English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland examination specifications.

For 16 to 18 year old students of:

Further and Higher Travel will help you create an unforgettable student trip to this fantastic city so contact the experts at FHT Group Tours today for your competitive tailor made quote and an excellent school or college group trip to New York.

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Tour Details

Sample itinerary

Day 1


Flight from UK to USA

Day 2


Guided walking tour of Midtown Manhattan including key sites such as Fifth Avenue, 42nd Street, Broadway, Central park and Times Square.


Liberty Island, Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum: travel by ferry, past the Statue of Liberty, to Ellis Island, which from 1892 to 1924, was America's largest and most active immigration station, where over 12 million immigrants were processed.


Visit to the Empire State Building.

Day 3


Harlem Civil Rights walking tour: the story of Harlem’s impact on the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.


911 Memorial Museum: Serving as the principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, the museum documents their impact and explores the continuing significance of the events in modern history.


Chance to go and watch a Broadway Show.

Day 4


United Nations Building: Guided tour focussing on the structure, history and organisation of the UN whose representatives discuss and decide issues of peace, justice and economic and social well being.


Free time for last minute sightseeing and shopping Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 5


Arrive back in the UK.

Curricular Links


AQA A Level

  • The Making of a Superpower: USA, 1865–1975
  • The American Dream: Reality and Illusion, 1945–1980

Pearson Edexcel A Level

  • In search of the American Dream: the USA, c1917–96
  • The USA, c1920–55: boom, bust and recovery
  • Civil rights and race relations in the USA, 1850–2009

OCR A Level

  • Civil Rights in the USA 1865–1992



  • European and world: Part G: USA, 1918-1968

Advanced Higher

  • USA: ‘a house divided’, 1850–65


  • Non-British Study in Depth: The USA: A Nation of Contrasts, 1910-1931
  • Period Study. The Development of the USA, 1929-2002



AQA Level 

  • Government and politics of the USA

Pearson Edexcel A Level 

  • Comparative Politics: Government and Politics of the USA

 OCR A Level

  • Government and Politics of the USA

WJEC A Level

  • Government and Politics of the USA