Workshops for Students

Visit us with your students to explore our collections and get a hands-on experience working with primary sources. We are happy to work with you on preparing a visit that would accommodate specific needs and interests of your students.

Or you can register for any or the school workshops we list here.



Microhistory — Exploring the Past through lives of Ordinary People

October 10, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

offered by Leo Baeck Institute and Center for Jewish History
Age: grades 6-8 and 10-12

In this workshop students will work with different collections of personal documents and create a background of “Big History” to see how the individual and the collective narratives inform and enrich one another.


Emma Lazarus

November 18, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

offered by American Jewish Historical Society
Age: grades 5 and up2

Students will learn about Emma Lazarus and her times — a turning point in American and Jewish history. This workshop elevates freedom of religion, immigration and anti-Semitism as core issues in Emma’s time and in our own, and will stimulate discussion of a richer engagement with civic challenges. If you could write a poem (or spoken word) for the Statue of Liberty today, what would it say?

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