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Understanding Tenement Life

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Students look at life for immigrants in the 19th century. In this immigrant activity, students discuss how the poor German, Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants lived in tenement housing. They research the reasons they came to America and the freedoms they received. Students will watch a video, compare modern apartments with tenements, visit WNET's website Museum, and build a tenement house model. This activity includes resources and 2 learning extension activities.

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4th - 5th
Social Studies & History
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