Today we talked about New York and read the first chapter of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.
Originally posted January 29, 2022
- Book List: Epic! New York
- Math: New York has an entire museum dedicated to math! Their exhibits are largely hands on, and famously feature a square wheeled tricycle. They have a set of math puzzles sent weekly available for free during quarantine. Check it out!
- Science: New York City is home to many famous museums, including the American Museum of Natural History. I’ve been to this museum before and it was fascinating and huge! Right now, The Natural History Museum has exhibits available online, on ology. The suffix -ology, means “The study of” and the ology website covers a variety of scientific topics.
- Writing: During the 1920s a neighborhood in New York City went through a period called “The Harlem Renaissance” Langston Hughes was a prominent figure. Dream Variations is one of his poems. What do you notice about his writing style? Can you copy it in your own Langston Hughes inspired poem?
- History: When I visited New York City as a young girl, my family and I visited Ellis Island. My family came from many places in Europe, but mainly the Czech Republic. Somewhere down the line, they had to pass through Ellis Island. You might have family that came through Ellis Island too! Try making a family tree, and see how far back you can go. Take a look at this gallery from the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration.
- Art: The MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) is located in New York. They have art activities you can do at home. I love all of them, and I challenge you to do at least one this summer. The last activity in the article is to create a photography portrait of yourself as a character. Why not do this as a character from your favorite book? If you have access to a phone, you can put on the self timer option to take pictures of yourself from far away. Try it and share with us what you make!
- Book Pick- The Dear America series is incredible for YA readers interested in history. I recommend them all, but for New York specifically, I recommend My Secret War, and One Eye Laughing The Other Weeping, which are both set in New York.
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Written by Indigo Michalik
Bonus from Miss Sherry:
In Around the World in 80 Days, I read this cute book about Russian immigrants. You will love reading it. Russia
Anna & Solomon immigrated from Russia to New York.