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Updated 10/22/11

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Did you know?

New York City has over 8 million people and is the most populous city in the United States!  It is also one of the 20 most populous cities in the world. Immigrants from all over have come to live in New York City, and about 800 languages are spoken here.  More than 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.  New York City has the largest population of Jewish people outside of Israel and the largest population of Chinese people outside of Asia!   So you can see that New York City is highly diverse, and all those different people with all those different ideas have helped make it the great city that it is today.


Facts from Wikipedia and Infoplease

In this podcast Frank takes you to New York in the Northeast Region of the United States.  He’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of the famous sites in New York City.  See Times Square in the day and night; explore the financial district, the fashion district, and the theater district; visit Central Park and Grand Central Station; go to the top of the Rockefeller Building; sail by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; find out what is happening at Ground Zero; and watch Frank’s appearance on the Today Show outside NBC studios.  Come on, let’s go trekkin’!

SOL Correlation:

1.11 The student will recognize the symbols and traditional practices that honor and foster patriotism in the United States by

  1. a)identifying the American flag, bald eagle, Washington Monument, and Statue of Liberty;


NE1.1 The student will demonstrate and develop skills for historical and geographical analysis; make connections between the past and the present; analyze/interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features, climatic characteristics, and historical events; and distinguish between parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude.


NE1.2b The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables to locate and describe the location of the Northeast geographic region of the United States: Coastal Plain and Appalachian Mountain System.

New York in 1664.  It was called New Amsterdam at that time. Source

New York in 1873.  By 1790 New York had passed Philadelphia as our largest city. Source

New York in 2007.  The twin towers of the World Trade Center fell in 2001. Source

New York in the 1990s.  Here you can see how tall the twin towers were. Source