Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 4:30 - 6:00 pm ET
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 Wongfamily and their 1970s home.It will be geared towards grades 9–12, but teachers of all ages are welcome. On this virtual field trip, with the help of immigration scholars, students learn about push and pull factors of Chinese immigration and its relation to the Chinese Exclusion Act and subsequent immigration laws.Through exploration of a recreated apartment and garment shop, students will examine how the Wong’s made a home in the neighborhood and how their experiences reflect the growth of Chinese communities and the garment industry in New York. Video interviews and family and neighborhood photographs will allow students to consider how different generations of the family navigate language, schooling, media, and work. Students will discuss how they themselves form their own senses of identity and belonging and evaluate roles of government, schools and other institutions to ensure openness and acceptance of many.
This example Virtual Field Trip for grades 9-12 covers topics and themes such as immigration law, industrialization and labor, and complicating stereotypes.
Not sure if you can make it? Catch the next one! See our Educator events page for details on more teacher previews available.
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