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United Hebrew Charity Ledger

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This document is part of our Upper Elementary Unit Plan. You can view the full unit plan here.

United Hebrew Charity Ledger

Investigate how an immigrant family in the 1870’s got help in a time of need.


Associated Family Story Article

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

The Gumpertz Family Story

Learn about the Gumpertzes, a German American family who lived in 97 Orchard Street in the 1870s.

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Associated Lesson Plans

Upper Elementary: 4-5th Grade

Inspect an 1870’s Charity Ledger

Students learn about a German community that worked together through an 1870’s Charity ledger.

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