Part 3: Demonstrating Understanding

(30 minutes–1 hour, depending on how much time you give students to work on their projects.)

  1. There are two options (below) for closing activities. Educators may choose to assign one activity or allow students to decide which they would like to do. Educators may also choose whether to have students work individually or in groups.
  2. Explain the activity to students and answer any questions they have.
  3. Allow students at least 20 minutes to work on their piece.
  4. Educators should decide whether to have students present their work to the class, to one another in small groups, to their chevruta partner, or not at all.
    1. Reflections: Writing Letters Home: Students can choose to write a letter from one of two perspectives: a recent immigrant working in a factory or a more established immigrant who has achieved financial and professional success.
    2. Compare and Contrast: A Day in the Life of a Teenager: This activity can be an art, acting, or writing activity. Students can make a grid displaying the differences between the two time periods, creatively depict the differences using various art mediums, or write and act out a skit.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Part 3: Demonstrating Understanding." (Viewed on May 18, 2024) <http://jwa.org/node/22127>.