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Ms. Shubitz from New York NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coming to America: The Jewish Immigrant Experience

The cost of sending 28 students to The Jewish Museum for the "Immigration to America" program is $90, including <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I'm a fifth grade teacher in the East Harlem section of New York City. My students and/or their parents hail from places like Trinidad, Guyana, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. As an American Jew whose family emigrated from Russia in the early 20th century, I have discussed what motivated my family to immigrate to America with my students in social studies class. We've talked about what people might have carried in their suitcases and in their hearts, regardless of their country of origin, to adapt to and adopt their new home. While my students know what my religion is, they are not familiar with much about the Jewish culture since I hesitate bringing it up due to the separation of church and state. However, I think it's important for my students to know about the Jewish immigrant experience since it is similar to many of their families' immigration experiences. Therefore, I would like to take my students to the Jewish Museum, located in Manhattan, for a workshop called "Immigration to America." The workshop at the museum looks at customs and material culture by examining artifacts and historical photographs that were brought to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Discussions and hands-on activities encourage students to consider the challenges faced by immigrants who settled in America. This program meets the following New York State Social Studies standards: History of the U.S. & New York, World History and Civics, Citizenship & Government. Further, this workshop promotes cultural understanding. Please help me bring this extraordinary educational opportunity to my students. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.

Ms. Shubitz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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28 students and 4 adults $55.00

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