|Content Provider||Lower East Side Tenement Museum 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12|
Manager, Advance Sales
91 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 431-0233 ext. 255
Fax: (212) 431-0402
|Program Type||Individual Program|
|Program Rating||based on 12 evaluation(s).|
|Target Audience||Education: Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K-12|
|Maximum Number of Participants||30|
|Minimum Number of Participants||10|
|Primary Disciplines||Community Interests, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Social Studies/History|
|Program Description||Students take on the role of a new immigrant family in 1916 and virtually “visit” a costumed interpreter portraying 14-year-old Victoria Confino in her tenement apartment. Visitors ask Victoria questions about adjusting to life on the Lower East Side. Students’ questions, interest, and level guide the Costumed Interpreter’s story through topics such as why people immigrate, cultural adaptation, the immigrant communities of Manhattan’s lower east side, and the definition of “American.” This program may be adapted for all levels of American History.|
1. Museum Educator prepares students for Confino Program through a step-by-step introduction to the experience of immigrating in 1916, the Lower East Side, and tenement life using a PowerPoint.
2. Museum Educator works with students to brainstorm questions to ask Victoria Confino.
3. Students virtually “visit” with a Costumed Interpreter portraying Victoria Confino in her restored tenement apartment and interact with the costumed interpreter to ask questions about her apartment, jobs, clothes, food, culture, language, school, fun, etc. to learn her immigration story, and discover what their new lives will be like at 97 Orchard Street.
4. (Optional) Teacher leads students in a follow-up discussion of whether or not they would want to live at 97 Orchard Street in 1916 and engage in an age-appropriate activity that bridges the experience of immigrating in the past with the experience of immigration in the present.
1. Learn about the immigration experience and conditions of early twentieth century tenement life through interaction with a costumed interpreter and her apartment
2. Develop a better understanding of cultural adaptation through the lens of Sephardic culture and the different ways that members of the Confino family constructed their own hyphenated “Sephardic-American,” identities
3. Identify influences such as school, community organizations, religious organizations, neighbors, and community newspapers that help shape immigrants’ sense of cultural identity
|National Standards to which this program aligns||
NSS-USH.K-4.1 LIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER IN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, NOW AND LONG AGO
• Understands family life now and in the past, and family life in various places long ago
• Understands the history of the local community and how communities in North America varied long ago
NSS-USH.K-4.3 THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AND VALUES AND THE PEOPLE FROM MANY CULTURES WHO CONTRIBUTED TO ITS CULTURAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL HERITAGE
• Understands the causes and nature of movements of large groups of people into and within the United States, now and long ago
• Understands the folklore and other cultural contributions from various regions of the United States and how they helped to form a national heritage
NSS-USH.5-12.7 ERA 7: THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA (1890-1930)
• Understands massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity
• Assess the importance of the individual
• Consider multiple perspectives
• Interrogate historical data
NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.
NL-ENG.K-12.12 APPLYING LANGUAGE SKILLS
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
|Program Length||One Hour|
This program is available by request ONLY
This 1 hour program is unavailable on Wednesdays at 1:30 starting in November 2013.
You must book at least three weeks in advance.
Program is subject to availability.
Multipoint Cost: $250.00
|Program Fee Notes||A deposit of $125 is due four weeks prior to the program.|
|Cancellation Policy||If a group cancels within four weeks, then the museum will keep their deposit.|
|Is recording allowed?||No|
|Program Delivery Mode(s)||
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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