Two options are available for extending this lesson:
Option 1: Have students examine the historical interactive maps by William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel authors of World History, 4th edition. Then working with the IT teacher of the school, have students create interactive maps which depict the history of New York City.
Option 2: Either in the original groups or in new groups, have students create thematic maps which represent the history of their state and/or community.
Riis, Jacob A. How the Other Half Lives. New York: Scribner’s sons, 1890.
Froner, Nancy. From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
Rosenwaike, Ira. Population History of New York City. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1972.
Waldinger, Roger. Still the Promised City?: Afro-Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996.
NYC History Resources on the Web
PBS: New York, A Documentary Film, Online
Gotham Center: New York City History
Museum of New York City
New York City & its History
Demographic History of New York City
Historical Maps of New York City
Department of Homeland Secutiry
This lesson was written by Debra L. Clark, Kent State University.