Lesson Plans

With Tenement Museum resources, students become historians. Using our teacher-tested lesson plans, students engage in inquiry and learn to use critical thinking to interpret objects, oral histories, and primary sources. These materials can enrich a visit to the Museum, or support classroom activities.

Stay Tuned! We’re creating brand new resources for teachers, including new lesson plans and a rich curriculum to support creative and engaging instruction on immigration and migration. These resources will be available in Fall 2019. Sign-up for our teachers’ mailing list so you’ll be the first to know when new resources are available.

High School: 9-12th Grade

Teaching with Primary Resources: High School

Students examine primary source documents to reconstruct part of the history of the...

Middle School: 6-8th Grade

Teaching with Primary Sources: Middle School

Students examine primary source documents in order to reconstruct the immigration story of...

Upper Elementary: 4-5th Grade

Teaching with Primary Sources: Upper Elementary

Students use primary source documents to piece together the story of Victoria Confino,...

Lower Elementary: 1-3rd Grade

Teaching with Primary Sources: Lower Elementary

Students investigate primary source documents in order to learn about people, places,...

High School: 9-12th Grade

Teaching with Oral History: High School

Students explore how multiple perspectives are integral to understanding history.

Tools for Educators

Visit our Teacher Resources page for more tools, programs and information that can enrich learning and understanding about immigration and migration.

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