The famous New York City Tenement Museum, located near where my father was raised, has just expanded its facility and website. You can read more about it at NBC News, NYC’s Tenement Museum Will Now Showcase a Puerto Rican Migrant Family .
Its website has had a somewhat useful activity for quite awhile that’s been on the The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States list. Here’s how I’ve described it:
From Ellis Island To Orchard Street is a simulation from the Tenement Museum in New York City. In the online interactive, users play the role of an early immigrant to the United States. It provides good information about the immigration experience, though I wish the navigation was a little more clear. It might be tricky for English Language Learners.
Now, though, they’ve added some addition very nice resources:
Your Story, Our Story is a digital archive where students can upload images of family objects and their stories. It has lots of decent free lesson plans to use with it.
It also has a number of lesson plans and resources related to learning to use primary sources.
I’m adding this info to:
The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States
The Best Resources For Using Primary Sources
The Best Resources For Using “Object Lessons” In History