Pennsylvania

National Museum of American Jewish History

 
The Museum offers interactive visits exploring the American‐Jewish experience in the context of American history. Students reflect on how histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience. Through close engagement with primary documents, artifacts, and interactive exhibits, our object-based lessons help students develop critical thinking skills and gain a deeper understanding of the choices and challenges faced by immigrants and minority groups in the U.S. Students may take an immigration inspection test, experience life at home, school, and work in the early 1900s, record their own story, and share opinions in the Contemporary Issues Forum.

Education Programs: www.nmajh.org/Education/.
General Info, direction, hours of operation: www.nmajh.org/hoursandadmission/.
Reservation form and scholarship application: www.formstack.com/forms/NMAJH-school_group_reservation_form.

Contact Info
Address: 101 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-923-3811. Email: education@nmajh.org. Website: www.nmajh.org. Hrs: Tue.-Fri. 10AM-5PM. Sat. & Sun. 10AM-5:30PM. Contact: Vera Da Vinci, Outreach Manager & Administrator, Education, vdavinci@nmajh.org, 215-923-3811 ext. 118.

Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type:  Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Preschool-$6. K-12-$12. Need-based scholarships available.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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