Emma Lazarus is most well known for writing The New Colossus, the poem mounted on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Through this curriculum package, introduce your students to the life and career of Emma Lazarus. Students will learn about American history, immigration, American Jewish history, and civic engagement by interacting with primary sources. You can customize the curriculum for your classroom and materials are tagged in fields such as: Jewish identity, American identity, immigration, and freedom of religion.

The curriculum includes primary source documents and guiding questions, a digital story book, and several activities for students. 



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