Jewish Time Jump: New York

Through four modular lesson plans, students in grades 5-7 learn about Jewish workers, employers, and labor activism in the early 20th century. Developed in partnership with ConverJent, the Jewish Time Jump: New York lesson plans and activities include traditional Jewish texts, stories about contemporary labor issues, and a guide for parents.

The Immigrant Experience in NYC, 1880-1920 (Module #1)

Consider the economic and social forces that shaped Jewish immigrants' everyday lives and meet real-life workers and factory owners.

Strikes and Unions (Module #2)

Explore the realities of working conditions in garment factories and the experiences of labor union members. Then uncover why and how both workers and factory owners organized to reach their goals.

Judaism, Text Study, and Labor (Module #3)

Study several traditional Jewish texts and apply the concepts in these texts to the stories and characters in the game. Think about the lessons Judaism teaches about the responsibilities of workers and employers.

Contemporary Labor Issues (Module #4)

Examine modern labor justice issues to allow students to consider their own stance on events like the 2013 collapse of a clothing factory in Bangladesh or the reports of poor working conditions in Chinese factories that produce iPhones and iPads.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Time Jump: New York." (Viewed on May 24, 2019) <https://jwa.org/teach/jewishtimejump>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

The JWA Podcast

Can We Talk?

listen now

Get JWA in your inbox