Time Line is a short interactive activity designed to designed to show upper elementary or middle school students that it takes many people from different parts of a community to create change, while actively learning about how Jews had to work with allies to get religious equality here in Connecticut.
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