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Why Do People Migrate? The Pogroms and Russian Jewish Immigration


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Russian Jews in New York Early 20th Century

Grade Level Grades 7-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan

About This Lesson

Lesson Overview: This lesson features primary sources, excerpts from a 1906 U.S. Government directed report about Russian Jewish immigration, to help students answer the question, "Why do people leave their homes?"

Essential and Guiding Questions:

  • What was life like for immigrants before they emigrated?
  • Why do people leave their homes?
  • How do societal, political, and environmental forces/challenges influence the decision to migrate?
  • How do the more intimate personal contexts motivate people's decisions to leave their homes?
  • What happens to those who stay, and how do they relate to those who leave?



Why do people leave their homes.pdf

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Images of the Aftermath of the Kalarash Pogrom (1).pdf

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Excerpt III_ The Kalarash Pogrom.pdf

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Causes of Russian Jewish Emigration.pdf

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The Poogroms.pdf

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