On Tuesday we had a guest speaker come the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Kartherine Lyons played the role of a Russian Jewish immigrant, Ida Rehr. It is a true story that really helped out students understand just how difficult it was to be an immigrant in the early 20th century. We are reading about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory disaster in the early 1900s in Language Arts, and the many Russian Jewish that perished there. This performance really brought to life the hardships of the time period. Our students took notes to use as evidence in their essays this quarter and enjoyed "meeting" Ida!
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