Educator Events

Teacher Preview: Grades 6-8 Virtual Field Trips


When: Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 4:30 - 6:00 pm ET

Event Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

Join us for a preview of the Tenement Museum’s Virtual Field Trips, including an overview of our resources and a Q&A session!

This session will feature the story of the Baldizzi family and their 1935 home. It will be geared towards grades 68, but teachers of all ages are welcome. On this virtual field trip, students explore a ship manifest and 1924 newspaper clips to learn about the push and pull factors of the family’s immigration, and the nativistic 1924 immigration law that created obstacles for their journey to the United States. Through exploration of the recreated apartment, oral histories, historic documents, and photographs, students will understand how the family immigrated and created a home during the Great Depression. Students will learn about the places in the neighborhood, city, and government where the Baldizzis could turn for help, leading them to discuss where people can go for support today.  

This example Virtual Field Trip for grades 6-8 covers topics and themes such as immigration law, the Great Depression, and complicating stereotypes.

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