Teaching and Learning from Primary Sources at the Center for Jewish History: Two Sessions

Open to: All teachers, especially Social Studies, ENL, ELA.

Opportunity at a Glance: The Center for Jewish History has two sessions that delve into archival research. CTLE is available for both events:

  • Immigration: Zooming Between the Institutional and the Personal: Study immigration through personal and institutional lenses, zooming between the microhistory and the Big History at play. What were the dilemmas and challenges that aiding institutions were facing? What fears, hopes, and dreams did the refugees carry with them over the ocean? The answers to these questions are complicated, eye-opening, and timely. Opening lecture delivered by Dr. Susan Jacobowitz, CUNY.
  • Antisemitism and Fighting the Power of Visual Culture: study visual and textual examples of antisemitic discourse across languages, continents, and centuries. This is a unique opportunity to get exposure to vast archival material on antisemitica and to ask questions about the power of visual culture and sustainability of major themes in hate speech. Beyond close reading and visual literacy competencies, we will explore “curatorial” approaches to primary sources and methods of using curating as a tool to assess comprehension and critical thinking skills in classroom. Opening lecture delivered by Dr. Magda Teter of Fordham University.

Key dates: 

  • Wednesday, October 23, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Immigration: Zooming Between the Institutional and the Personal
  • Tuesday, October 29, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. — Antisemitism and Fighting the Power of Visual Culture

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Registration deadline: Rolling as space is available.

Take action: Email education@cjh.org to RSVP.

For more information: Read more about the sessions, contact Email Malgorzata Bakalarz Duverger at education@cjh.org or call: 212-294-8324.