Jewish Immigration to America: 1880-1924

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Jewish Immigration to America: 1880-1924

May 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT


This session will explore Jewish immigration to the United States in the early 20th century. Participants will receive the context for Jewish immigration between 1880-1924, discuss the various push and pull factors that brought Jewish immigrants to America, understand the cultural pressures and contributions of Jewish Americans, and grapple with the repercussions of the 1924 Immigration Act.

About the Presenter

Erika Lowrey is in her 27th year in education. She has taught middle school and high school geography courses for students in ESL Sheltered, Inclusion, On- Level, Pre AP, and AP Human Geography. She is currently in her third year serving as a Regional Educator for the education non-profit Institute for Curriculum Services. Erika was awarded the National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teaching Achievement award in 2013. In addition, Erika was honored as a Distinguished Alumni from the College of Education at The Florida State University in 2020. Her dedication to social studies extends beyond the classroom to statewide and national leadership roles. She served as a member of the National Geographic Society’s Texas Advisory Committee in 2018 – 2019. She was President of Texas Council for the Social Studies in 2018 and President of the National Social Studies Supervisors Association in 2021. In 2022 she was selected as the Texas Social Studies Supervisor of the Year. Erika received her Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education from The Florida State University and a Master of Education from National Louis University.

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May 1
7:00 pm EDT
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