Oral History


Memory from José About Helping His Mom

Primary Source

Listen to a migrant from Puerto Rico, José Velez, remember an important rule he had to follow as a child.

This oral history is part of our Upper Elementary Unit Plan. You can view the full unit plan here.


Associated Family Story Article

Middle School: 6-8th Grade, Upper Elementary: 4-5th Grade

The Saez Velez Family Story

Learn about the Saez Velez family, who lived in 103 Orchard Street in the 1960s-1970s.

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Associated Lesson Plan

Upper Elementary: 4-5th Grade

Think Deeply About Family Interviews

Teach students about how a Puerto Rican family made a difference with their oral histories.

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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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