Virtual Field Trips for Grades 1 – 2

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Community

Students learn about different types of communities, see how immigrant or migrant families created connections, and reflect on their own communities.

Families Then and Now

Students see how families and homes change over time and identify similarities and differences between families, objects, and technologies of the past and present.


Jobs and Industry

Students learn about the ways people find and work jobs to attain resources for themselves, their families, and communities.

Culture and Identity

Students learn about how families and groups express culture and that individuals have identities, or understandings of themselves, that are influenced by language, religion, geography, and other personal factors.

Upcoming Teacher Previews

September 22

Grades 1-2: Saez Velez

6:00pm – 7:30pm 

Join us for a preview of a Tenement Museum Virtual Field Trip, Overview of Tenement Museum Resources, and Q&A session!  At this session, the Virtual Field Trip program will feature the story of the Saez Velez family and their 1968 home.  It will be geared towards Grades 1-2, but teachers of all ages are welcome.  On this virtual field trip, students learn the migration story of the Saez Velez family and explore the objects in their recreated apartment to learn about the family’s culture and consider what’s needed to create a home.  Through video interviews and family and neighborhood photographs, students will examine how the family builds community within their home, in the neighborhood, and even between Puerto Rico and New York City. Students will reflect on how they themselves belong to many different communities. 

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All Available Virtual Field Trips | Grades 1 - 2

1860’s Meet Bridget | Journey back in time to 1869 to learn from an actor playing Bridget Moore, a real woman who immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1863.  A Tenement Museum educator will engage students about 19th century Irish immigration before guiding them through a video of Bridget Moore showing us her 1869 home.

  • Themes: Families Then and Now, Culture and Identity
  • Topic: European immigration

1910’s Rogarshevsky Family  | The Rogarshevsky Family story features a Jewish American family and their 1911 tenement home. Students will learn their immigration story and identify familiar and unfamiliar objects in the recreated apartment to learn about the family’s culture and consider what is needed to create a home.

  • Themes: Culture and Identity, Families Then and Now, Jobs and Industry
  • Topic: European immigration

1916 Meet Victoria (Limited Availability)  | Meet Victoria is a costumed interpretation program.  Students will be transported back in time to 1916 and interact with an actor playing Victoria Confino, an actual 14-year-old girl who immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in 1913.  Victoria will show students her home and daily life, tell stories about her life experiences, and share how her family keeps their culture alive through food, language, holiday celebrations, and more. 

  • Themes: Culture and Identity, Families Then and Now
  • Topic: European Immigration

1930’s Baldizzi Family  | The Baldizzi Family story features an Italian-American family and their 1935 tenement home. Students will learn their immigration story and examine objects in their recreated apartment to understand how the family created a home, made connections, and built a community.

  • Themes: Community, Families Then and Now
  • Topics: European Immigration

1950’s Epstein Family  | The  Epstein Family story features a Jewish American family and their 1950’s tenement home. Students learn about the Epsteins journey from Europe to find protection and safety in the United States. By exploring their recreated home and the objects in it, students will discover how the family kept traditions from their home and started new ones.

  • Themes: Community, Culture and Identity
  • Topics: European Immigration

1960’s Saez Velez Family  | The  Saez Velez Family story features a Puerto Rican family and their 1968 tenement home. Students learn their migration story and explore the objects in their recreated apartment to learn about the family’s culture and consider what’s needed to create a home, build community within a home and one’s neighborhood.

  • Themes: Community, Culture and Identity, Jobs and Industry
  • Topics: Puerto Rican Immigration

1970’s Wong Family  | The Wong Family story features a Chinese American family and their 1970’s tenement home. Students learn their immigration story and explore the objects in their recreated apartment to learn about the family’s culture and consider what’s needed to get by and make connections in a new place.

  • Themes: Community, Culture and Identity, Jobs and Industry
  • Topics: Asian Immigration

Teaching Resources

We offer teacher-designed, teacher-tested lesson plans where students learn to interpret objects, oral histories, and primary sources while making modern connections. Find unit plans, lesson plans, primary sources, and non-fiction family stories, made for flexible use in your classroom.

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