Tenement Museum virtual field trips immerse students in the past through 360° images, video, and primary sources. Students explore history through the stories of real people and see how their own stories are part of history. Immigration and migration are the foundation for all programs, and museum educators connect the themes of belonging, community building, and cultural adaptation in programming to create entry points for students of all identities and experiences. Programs are adapted for students from 1st grade through 12th grade and led by a museum educator for an interactive, inquiry-based experience that makes history relevant. All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, the C3 framework, and multi-state Social Studies Scope and Sequence.
College and University
Explore themes of industrialization and labor, culture and identity, movements for change, immigration policy, and complicating stereotypes.
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Your Story, Our Story
All students are experts of their own experiences and their stories belong in museums! Your Story, Our Story, a national storytelling project, offers students a chance to be included in the historic record and become historians of those experiences and connect their experiences to those of others, to better understand the role of ordinary people in shaping the past, present, and future of our society. Students write and share a personal story, told through an object or tradition important to their identity.
This interdisciplinary project connects to English Language Arts, Social Studies, American and Global History, and technology curricula.
In our innovative Shared Journeys workshops, learners of English as a new language tour the recreated apartments of immigrant and migrant families and compare them to their own experiences while practicing vocabulary, listening, and conversation skills. Offerings include programs for adults, middle and high school students, and families.