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Teaching with Objects
Teaching with Objects
Students explore how objects can be used to learn about people, places, and events.

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Primary Source Activities
Teaching with Primary Sources

Students investigate primary source documents in order to learn about people, places, and events.

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Conduct An Oral Histories
Teaching with Oral History
Students utilize oral histories as a tool for learning about people, places, and events.

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Lessons & 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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Primary Sources
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Victoria Confino's Report Card 1913
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Natalie Gumpertz's Petition 1884
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Download an oral history recorded with Josephine Baldizzi
Josephine Baldizzi's Oral History 1992
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Abraham Confino's Naturalization Card 1925
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Abraham Rogarshevsky's 1915 Census
Abraham Rogarshevsky's Census 1915
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Bridget Moore's Death Certificate
Bridget Moore's Death Certificate 1882
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Postcard of Kastoria
Postcard of Kastoria (the Confino's home town)
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Adolpho Baldizzi's Ship Manifest
Adolpho Baldizzi's Ship Manifest 1923
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Seward Park Library
Oral history on the first day of school from Morris Schneider and Dora Rich
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Shtetl
Dora Rich remembers life in Austria
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Online Activities
Visit the Virtual Tenement
Visit the Virtual Tenement
Teach immigration and New York City history with a virtual tour of our 1863 tenement.
Suitable for Grades 3-12
Go to the Virtual Tenement
Become An Immigrant
From Ellis Island To Orchard Street With Victoria Confino
Join Victoria Confino for a virtual journey from Ellis Island to Orchard Street.
Suitable for Grades 3-9
From Ellis Island to Orchard Street
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