Here are some additional activities that you might want do in your classroom.

  • You are a journalist living in Seneca Village in the 1850s. Write an article for the local newspaper about the building of Central Park and its effect on the village.
  • You are a historical novelist. Write a fact-based story about Seneca Village. Illustrate it with drawings, photos, maps, and any other images you have or can create.
  • You are a demographer--a scientist who looks at the characteristics of populations. Graph the demographic profile of Seneca Village by looking such characteristics as age, gender, birthplace, and race. Now find population figures for all of New York City and do the same. How does the demographic profile of Seneca Village differ from the profile of the city as a whole?