Living the Legacy


Workers and Their Allies, Then and Now

Unit 1 , Lesson 4

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

Workers and Their Allies, Then and Now

Enduring understandings: 
  • When we succeed in helping ourselves out of oppressive conditions, we are often motivated to work in solidarity with others for justice.
  • Methods for doing social justice expand as Jews identify with other oppressed groups.
Essential questions: 
  • With whom do you feel solidarity?
  • To whom would you turn for help?
  • What were different models for affiliation in the American Jewish immigrant community and what purposes did they serve?
  • How are Jewish individuals and organizations allying with oppressed workers today to improve working conditions?
Materials required: 
  • a sheet of 8 ½ x 14” paper per student
  • pens and pencils for Part I of the lesson
  • copies of the document study sources for each student
  • copies of the brochure project directions for each student (optional)
  • 8 ½ x 11” and 8 ½ x 14 white and colored paper
  • markers for Part III of the lesson

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