Kathleen Neumann, Maine Historical Society, Cumberland County
6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary
- Social Studies -- History
- The People/Peopling of Maine
This lesson presents an overview of the history of Jews in Maine and the U.S., including some of the factors that led to Jewish immigration to the U.S., examination of the prejudice, discrimination and anti-Semitism many Jews have experienced, and the contributions of Jews to community life and culture in Maine.
- Students will be able to identify and describe factors that led to Jewish immigration to the U.S. Students will be able to define prejudice and discrimination and the impact it can have on immigrants. Students will be able to identify and describe the ways in which Jews have contributed to community life and culture in Maine. Students will answer questions about information from secondary and primary sources through close looking and hypothesizing. Students will examine and analyze primary source documents, art, and objects, and use the sources provided to draw informed conclusions and ask informed questions about the Jewish community in Maine and the United States.