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Imagine leaving everything you had and everyone you knew to travel thousands of miles to a strange new place. This was the reality for millions of immigrants who came to America at the turn of the 20th century. The New Immigrants: NYC 1880-1924 explores the immigrant experience through a carefully curated collection of over 100 artifacts that includes photos, documents, newspaper articles, political cartoons, videos and much more. In partnership with leading cultural institutions and experts, the New York City Department of Education brings the immigrant experience to the classroom in an exciting new way.

Utilizing the iPad multi-touch interface, teachers, students and lovers of history will delve into the journey, triumphs, hardships and everyday experiences of immigrants in NYC. The New Immigrants: NYC 1880-1924 puts this rich history at your fingertips.

What's New

Version 2.0

- Four Square Perspectives and SIGHT Analysis activities are now interactive! You can still use them for blank worksheets or have your students complete them from the app. Text or sources added to these activities will be included when they are emailed or printed.

- Print your collections to an AirPrint-enabled printer by tapping the Share button.

- Search for and add sources to a collection from within the collection view.

- Rearrange sources in a collection. Tap Edit and drag sources to the desired position.

- Miscellaneous improvements to the interface and interactions including swiping between sources.

- Updated for iOS 9 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings



Thank you so much for the time and dedication put into this app. This app legitimately feels like a glimpse into the future of social studies education. The interface is so fluid that you can't help but want to scroll around, the sources are well-chosen and approachable, and the question prompts are guiding, but leave enough room for students to be open-ended.

Such an incredible resource for such an important historical topic. I look forward to any other topics/time periods that you choose to cover. Thank you again!

Inspiring teaching resource!


This app inspired me to develop a new project for my eighth graders. Using the add to my collections feature, the kids will create a dossier of documents that they will then use to answer the document based question, also provided under "teaching immigration". The four square document synthesis tool is great, and they will use this before writing the dbq. I think as an extension the kids will turn the essays into documentaries which they will create on iMovie using the document collection from this app. Thanks!



Simply outstanding! What an amazing source of original documents, images, videos, newspaper articles, political cartoons, and so much more. Thank you so much!


Vanguard Direct
230.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© New York City Department of Education


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