The Urban Game Five Points New York City Immigration Industrialization

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Peacefield History
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9 pages 45 slides
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Students had so much fun with this resource. They understood the larger concepts while being able to draw and create their own maps.
This was really fun and watching the students reactions were funny. It really helped them connect to the concept of urbanization and industrialization!
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With this activity, students will literally visualize the changes that came to Five Points in New York City in the late 1800s. Styled like the classic Urban Game, students will add in details to a map of Five Points to see the changes that took place. They will learn about Omnibuses, organ grinders, the major immigrants to five points, dumbbell tenements, street vendors. and much more! Students will also learn about the Chinese Exclusion Act and Tammany Hall.

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Check out my other lessons from the Unit:

The Second Industrial Revolution

Immigration and Settlement Stations Activity - 1880s - 1920s

The Urban Game! - Five Points New York City

The Gilded Age Viewing Guide PBS American Experience

The Chinese Exclusion Act

Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall

Ellis Island and Angel Island - Virtual Tour

Big Business - The Industrialists - Carnegie and Rockefeller

Child Labor - Primary Source Analysis

Labor Strikes of the Late 1800s - Haymarket Bombing (May Day Strike), Homestead Strike, and the Pullman Strike

Industrialization - Vocabulary Word Wall


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9 pages 45 slides
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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