Lesson Plan

Developing a Timeline


Optional lesson for your class to create an illustrated timeline to help children build an understanding of the timeline of these immigration and migration events.



Important Information

What will students understand through this lesson?

  • People have been coming to New York from all over the world since before the founding of the United States; peoples’ immigration experiences have patterns but also variety. People also migrate from one part of the country to another.


How do we keep track of where we are in history?


1 Class Period

Questions on lessons and activities?

The materials on this page can enrich a visit to the Museum or help you teach about immigration. If you have questions or comments, please e-mail us.

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