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A Tenement
Treasure Hunt

Subject:Language Arts,
Ed. Technology,
U.S. History
Grade: 3-5


Brief Description

Students complete an online scavenger hunt about tenement life around the turn of the century.


Students learn about immigrant life at the turn of the century.


scavenger hunt, immigration, tenement, multicultural

Materials Needed

Computer access to or copies of printouts from

Lesson Plan

Invite students to explore the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and A Tenement Story to examine the artifacts found during the restoration of 97 Orchard Street and to learn about tenement life. Then provide students with the Tenement Tour work sheet and ask them to complete the scavenger hunt.


Evaluate students on their answers to the questions in the scavenger hunt. Tenement Tour work sheet answers: 1. 1864; 2. 20; 3. 20; 4. more than 2,000; 5. Russia; 6. Jewish; 7. $8,000; 8. 1935; 9. $7.50 a week; 10. 150,000.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards


U.S. History:

Originally published 10/02/2000
Last updated 12/17/2009