While each program may differ based on theme, all virtual experiences follow the same format. Questions are welcomed throughout the program, and students are encouraged to drive the path of inquiry.
1. This program begins with an introduction to tenements and the history of the Tenement at 97 Orchard street.
2. We are introduced to the connection between immigration / migration and the Tenements, and how changing immigration laws affected the community.
3. We are introduced to the Baldizzi family, and their immigration story.
4. Participants learn about where they came from, their arrival in New York City, and how they came to live at 97 Orchard Street.
5. Using 360 technology, participants explore the Baldizzi home and learn about their daily lives.
6. Together we explore how growing up during the Great Depression impacted Josephine Baldizzi and her family.
7. The program closes with time for outstanding questions and thematic discussion.
Students will understand:
• Push and pull factors for Italian immigrants to come to New York at the turn-of-the-century
• The impacts of the Great Depression on the neighborhood and families that lived here, and who they could turn to for support
• Im/migrants adapt to new living conditions and types of communities, often with creativity and resourcefulness. Communities help people meet their needs in a new place.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.1 -- Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.10 -- By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.2 -- Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.4 -- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.5 -- Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.6 -- Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.7 -- Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.8 -- Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.9 -- Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6.RI.10 -- By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.7.RI.10 -- By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.8.RI.10 -- By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RST.2 -- Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.