The Journey of Jewish Americans: World War II and the History of Jewish Immigration

Learn about the history of Jewish immigration to America, the long-term consequences of the 1924 Immigration Act, and the impact of World War II on immigration policy in this free virtual teacher workshop.

February 22, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
+ Add to calendar 2024-02-22 6:00:00 PM 2024-02-22 7:30:00 PM America/Mexico_City Zoom, Online Event 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 The Journey of Jewish Americans: World War II and the History of Jewish Immigration Learn about the history of Jewish immigration to America, the long-term consequences of the 1924 Immigration Act, and the impact of World War II on immigration policy in this free virtual teacher workshop.
Location: Zoom, Online Event
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Designed for K-12 educators, this virtual teacher workshop examines how the 1924 Immigration Act impacted the Jewish population in Europe in the lead-up to World War II and the Holocaust. In May 1924, US President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the 1924 Immigration Act, or Johnson-Reed Act, which limited the number of immigrants allowed into the United States through national origin quotas. This law was enacted less than 10 years before the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany when many European Jews and others began looking to escape persecution and violence.

During this virtual workshop, educators will hear from Erika Lowery, an educator with the Institute for Curriculum Services, about the push and pull factors that brought Jewish immigrants to America and the repercussions of the 1924 Immigration Act. Then, you will hear from Museum educators about effective strategies and resources to teach about this history in your classroom including how to help students connect this topic to World War II and the Holocaust.

Educators who participate in this virtual workshop will receive all resources highlighted as well as a certificate confirming they participated in 90 minutes of professional development with The National WWII Museum.

To learn more about our partner, the Institute for Curriculum Resources, visit their website here.