For Teachers

Background Information on Subject:

In-School Activities:

Primary Sources:

Virtual Exhibitions:

For Students

Reading Material:

  • Feelings, Tom. I Saw Your Face. (New York: Penguin Group USA, 2004).
  • Maestro, Betsy. Coming to America: The Story of Immigration. (New York: Scholastic, 1999).
  • Wong, Janet S. Apple Pie Fourth of July. (New York: Harcourt, 2002).

While in Philadelphia

School Group Routes following this Lesson Plan

Route 1 is perfect for the class who is in town for 3-4 hours.

The season affects timing as wait-times increase during April and May.

ROUTE 1 - Download Map

  1. Visitor Center
  2. The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
  3. African American Museum in Philadelphia
  4. Christ Church Burial Ground
  5. National Museum of American Jewish History
  6. American Philosophical Society

This trip can be expanded by a visit to:

  1. The Irish Memorial at Front and Chestnut Streets
  2. Chinatown around 10th and Arch Streets
  3. Mother Bethel Church at 419 S. 6th Street
  4. Taller Puertorriqueño at 2127 N. 5th Street
  5. Second Bank of the United States  at 420 Chestnut Street
  6. American Swedish Museum at 1900 Pattison Avenue

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