Grade 5
A Closer Look
  New York Harbor, 1830
(Use with pp. 326-327.)

Learn more about New York City and our growing nation in the nineteenth century by visiting these Internet sites.

How the Other Half Lives
This hypertext edition of Jacob Riis' moving portrait of New York City's nineteenth century tenements provides a rare glimpse into the struggles of the urban poor. You can read the detailed descriptions of life in the tenements and view illustrations of different facets of life there.
http://www.cis.yale.edu/amstud/inforev/riis/title.html

The Five Points Site
Join archaeologists and historians as they uncover the secrets of a nineteenth century New York City neighborhood--Five Points. You can view historical illustrations of the neighborhood and artifacts recovered during the excavation. This site also offers a virtual tour of the old neighborhood to help you learn more about the people who lived there, the work they did, and how their lives impacted the growing city.
http://r2.gsa.gov/fivept/fphome.htm

 


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