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Bella Discusses Halo Shampoo

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Watch a child of refugees, Bella Epstein, discuss how she wanted to “look American” in the 1950’s.

This video is part of our Upper Elementary Unit Plan.


Associated Family Story Article

Middle School: 6-8th Grade, Upper Elementary: 4-5th Grade

The Epstein Family Story

Learn about the Epstein family, Jewish refugees who lived in 103 Orchard Street in the 1950s.

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Associated Lesson Plans

Upper Elementary: 4-5th Grade

Analyze A Video Interview

Students consider what it means to be American through media seen by a 1950’s refugee family.

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