Virtual Field Trips for Grades 3 – 5

Explore by Content Themes

During development, we identified key, grade-specific concepts of learning to integrate into our school programming. For grades 3-5, we’ve created unique virtual field trips and grouped them by the topics and themes they cover. Each program is flexible in its content and can be adapted to what is currently being learned in class.

Browse our offerings by theme or skip to see the full list.

Industrialization and Labor

Students learn how the development of industry creates jobs and how the people who do those jobs, often immigrants and migrants, fight to make those jobs fairer.

Recommended programs: 1910s Rogarshevsky Family,  1960s Saez Velez Family,  1970s Wong Family

Complicating Stereotypes

Students learn about history of untrue narratives about different groups of people, understand how immigrants and migrants build structures of support to combat stereotypes, and hear human stories that foster connection.

Recommended programs: 1916 Meet Victoria,  1970s Wong Family

Push and Pull Factors

Students learn about the economic, social, and political conditions that both motivate families to leave their own countries and attract them to settle in a new country.

Recommended programs: 1910s Rogarshevsky Family

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.

Recommended programs: 1916 Meet Victoria, 1960s Saez Velez Family

All Available Virtual Field Trips | Grades 3 - 5

1910s Rogarshevsky Family  | The Rogarshevsky Family story features a Jewish American family and their 1911 tenement home. Students learn about the push and pull factors of Eastern European immigration, their journey through Ellis Island, and their work in the garment industry on the Lower East Side.

  • Themes: Culture and Identity, Industrialization and Labor, Push and Pull Factors
  • Possible focus topic(s): European immigration, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
  • Curriculum materials: The Rogarshevsky Family Story

1916 Meet Victoria (Limited Availability) | Meet Victoria is a costumed interpretation program.  Students will be transported back in time to 1916 to 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: Complicating Stereotypes, Culture and Identity
  • Possible focus topic(s): European Immigration
  • Curriculum materials:  The Confino Family Story

1930s Baldizzi Family  | This story features an Italian-American family and their 1935 tenement home. Students will learn about their immigration journey to the United States and consider how the family created a home during the Great Depression.

  • Themes: Complicating Stereotypes, Push and Pull Factors
  • Possible focus topic(s): European Immigration, Great Depression
  • Curriculum materials: The Baldizzi Family Story

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
  • Possible focus topic(s): Puerto Rican Migration
  • Curriculum materials: The Saez Velez Family Story

1970s Wong Family  | The Wong family story features a Chinese American family and their 1970’s tenement home. Students learn about the push and pull factors of Chinese immigration and the long history of laws that restricted Asian immigration.

  • Themes: Complicating Stereotypes, Culture and Identity, Industrialization and Labor, Push and Pull Factors
  • Possible focus topic(s): Asian Immigration
  • Curriculum materials: The Wong Family Story

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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