Video


Halo Shampoo Ad

Primary Source

Watch a TV shampoo advertisement from the 1950’s and consider the messages.

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 Plan

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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The materials on this page can enrich a visit to the Museum or help you teach about immigration. If you have questions or comments, please e-mail us.

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