Interactive Activities


NEW Interactive! Video: Bella Discusses Halo Shampoo

New! Interactive Interview Video

After taking your class through the Epstein Family Story lesson, consider what it means to be American through media seen by a 1950’s refugee family with this new interactive video for grades 3 – 12! This discussion activity also works great as a follow-up comprehension and connection exercise to our Epstein Family virtual field trip!



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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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Oral History | Bella Discusses Paul Anka

One of the Halo shampoo ads in this video features famous 50s singer Paul Anka – of who Bella was a big fan! As part of the Epstein Family Story, listen to an oral history where Bella discusses her relationship with American pop music compared to her father’s more traditional, Yiddish music taste.

Associated Lessons

 

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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Questions on lessons and activities?

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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