Week 3: Jewish Migration in the 1900s

Step 1

Click here to fill out a new KWL form to detail what you already know about this week’s topic, what you want to know, and what you retained from last week.

Step 2

Watch this video, then answer the following questions. If you don’t know the answers, that’s okay. Just do your best!

  • Think about how your life would change if you had to move to another country. How would your life change if you were in… a different climate? In a different language? How would your religious observance change if at all, and why? How would you be different?
  • How were Jews from Europe seen as different in the United States?
  • What about Jews from other areas of the world, like Iraq or India?
  • What sort of governmental ideas were important to European Jews?
  • What would have been promising – and challenging – about picking up and moving across the world? In the 1800s? Now?

Next: Week 4