Introduction to The Soviet Jewry Struggle for Freedom

 Before starting to teach about the Soviet Jewry Struggle, we recommend you give this short introduction:  The Soviet Union was one of the two superpowers in the world (along with the United States), but this power did not last and disbanded in 1991, only...

Women of the Refuseniks – video & discussion

Women of the Refuseniks - video & discussion  Introduction Middle school-High school The role of the women who stood up in defense of Soviet Jews and those women denied the right to leave the USSR. Original lesson plan and video: Women of the Refuseniks...

BRAINWASHING & FAKE NEWS – SLIDESHOW & DISCUSSION

 Introduction In this lesson you can use a slideshow presentation of rare archives to show how the Soviet Media portrayed Jews and the Jewish Emigration Problem. (According to Soviet officials there was no problem because no one wanted to get out.) The...

Research and contribute to historical archives

Research and contribute to historical archives  Introduction Teach students how their parents used to research before everything became digitized. Understand what was going on in earlier generation. Understand what the press was and was not covering on a key...
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