Interactive Activities


NEW! Saez Velez Family Story Crossword

New! Crossword Puzzle

This interactive, crossword puzzle for grades 4 – 6 reviews im/migration vocabulary words and facts learned from the Saez-Velez Family Story. This fun activity also works great as a follow-up comprehension and connection exercise to our Saez-Velez Family virtual field trip!



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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 Lessons

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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Associated Virtual Field Trip

1960s Saez Velez Family  | The Saez Velez Family story features a Puerto Rican family and their 1968 tenement home. Students learn about the history of Puerto Rico, how Puerto Ricans came to be US citizens, and how the Saez Velez’ migrated to New York City.

  • Themes: Culture and Identity, Industrialization and Labor, Push and Pull Factors
  • Topics: Puerto Rican Migration

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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