Religious Freedom for Jews in Connecticut is a primary source-based activity exploring how Jewish immigrants in the 1840s used the right of petition to expand religious freedom in a state that had initially excluded them. It is part of the Teach It: Bringing Connecticut History to the Classroom initiative of
Immigrants Build a Community: Hartford Jews in the Early 20th Century is a primary source-based activity using historical photographs and other documents to explore how immigrants made themselves feel at home in Hartford. It is part of the Teach It: Bringing Connecticut History to the Classroom initiative of Connecticut Humanities.
This lesson is part of the “Learning Through Places” project of Where I Live Connecticut, a social studies resource for 3-4 grades. It highlights the Himmelstein family farm in Lebanon, Connecticut, which has been farmed by three generations. It started with Louis and Doris Himmelstein, Jewish immigrants who purchased the
Our Oral History guide will help teachers, students and families through the process of conducting an oral history, with sample questions and interviewing tips. We encourage all families in our community today, whether or not they are originally from this area, to try conducting an oral history with a family