> Grades 6-9: History

Early Settlement Through the First Migration
By Dr. Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg
Historical Consultant: Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna

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A concise presentation of the early years of American Jewish history, combining thematic and chronological explorations of events from the expulsion from Spain (1492) to the settlement in American cities from New York to Galveston (1880). Developed by the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, in collaboration with renowned historians, researchers, and educators, this colorful history shows how the Jews brought their religion, traditions, languages, culture, and ideas to a new land—America.

    1. Jews in the New World
    2. The Revolutionary War and the New Republic
    3. Central European Jews Come to America

 [sample page] Using the following features, each chapter engages students in a critical analysis of the material:
  • Reflect On It: Thematic questions motivate and challenge students, helping them to understand the driving forces of each historical era
  • Learn It: Definitions of key terms, including "common era," "Sephardic and Ashkenazic," "naturalization," and "hacham," enable students to place each term in historical context
  • Think About It: Provocative questions inspire students to develop their own interpretations of events
  • Do It: Hands-on activities encourage research and discussion
  • Click On It: Links to websites allow students to further explore each chapter topic
  • Timeline: Concise graphic presentation of important historical events from 1486 to 1771 provide a clear sequence of historical events and personalities
Primary source material, including maps, letters, and supplementary readings, bring history to life for students.

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Challenge and Change 1
  • Grades 6-9
  • 80 pages
  • 8½" x 11"
  • Full color
  • Includes activities,
    photographs, primary
    source documents,
    maps, and time lines

     [Ideal for a middle school or high school history elective]