Primary Sources

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These materials will help educators use primary sources with their students. Each primary source can be located by the TYPE of primary source it is, the TIME it was created, or the TOPICS it reflects.

Featured Primary Sources by Type:

Personal Artifacts: Certificate of indenture, 1837

Photographs: Anna Sokolow’s dance, Kaddish, 1945

Speeches: Sermon given by Jewish woman, 1890

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Featured Primary Sources by Time Period:

1800-1849: Certificate of indenture, 1837

1900-1949: Anna Sokolow’s dance, Kaddish, 1945

1850-1899: Sermon given by Jewish woman, 1890

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Featured Primary Sources by Topic:

Commerce & Labor: Certificate of indenture, 1837

Arts & Recreation: Anna Sokolow’s dance, Kaddish, 1945

Jewish Values & Practices: Sermon given by Jewish woman, 1890

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