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Rogarshevsky Primary Source Activity Lesson Plan
by Tenement Museum
Lesson plan with activities for students in high school to demonstrate how primary source documents can be used to piece together stories from the past. The primary source materials for this lesson include manuscripts pertaining to Abraham Rogarshevsky, a Russian immigrant, and his wife Fannie, who lived on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of New York where the Tenement Museum is currently located. The lesson plan guides students in examining the documents to learn about the lives and occupations of the Rogarshevsky family. Appropriate for use with history, social studies, and geography curricula.
|Grade Level: 9-12
||Curriculum: Art and Culture; Geography; History and Social Studies
|Resource Type: Activities; Lesson plans
|Subjects: Tenement houses; Family--History; Inquiry-based learning; History; New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Immigrants; Immigrant labor; Russian Americans; Immigrant families
Geographic locations: New York (N.Y.)
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
91 Orchard Street
New York NY 10002