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Tenement Museum 

The Tenement Museum tells the uniquely American stories of immigrants, migrants, and refugees in the ongoing creation of our nation. Located in two historic tenement buildings on New York's Lower East Side, the Tenement Museum features the stories of real families between 1863 and the present, and explores how we all shape history. Our lesson plans provide teachers with primary sources and activities that build students' skills as historians: interpreting photographs and documents, considering multiple perspectives, practicing oral history interviews, and embracing their role in shaping the future. 

We offer lesson and activity plans for Lower Elementary through High School, all connected through the families featured at 97 and 103 Orchard Street. These lessons focus on immigrant and migrant families, past and present, and supplement curriculum for studying community, culture, families, immigration, migration, industrialization, and New York State history. 

Visit the Tenement Museum website for more information and resources.

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Tenement Museum: Working with Primary Sources, Lower Elementary
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Students use primary source documents to piece together the story of Victoria Confino, an immigrant who lived in 97 Orchard Street almost one hundred...
Tenement Museum: Working with Primary Sources, Middle School
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Students examine primary source documents in order to reconstruct the immigration story of the Confino family, who lived on the Lower East Side...
Tenement Museum: Working with Primary Sources, High School
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
This fun, interactive lesson provided by the Tenement Museum has students examine census records for 97 Orchard Street to reconstruct part of the...
Tenement Museum: Working with Primary Sources, Upper Elementary
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Students use primary source documents to piece together the story of Victoria Confino, an immigrant who lived in 97 Orchard Street almost one hundred...