Introducing NMAJH’s #GivingTuesdayPHL Effort:
The Museum is developing a dynamic educational program,
“Becoming American,” that will help us share stories of
immigration with public and parochial school students. The Traveling Suitcase, a centerpiece of the "Becoming American" program, is filled with authentic and museum-quality reproduction artifacts, documents and
photographs and supported by visual and audio resources, the Traveling Suitcase will provide classrooms with hands-on materials and cross-curricular
lesson plans that address many state and national curriculum standards in
creative ways. Participation in the Traveling Suitcase program will grant
students from all over the United States unimpeded access to primary source
materials and will help them develop research and higher order discussion and
thinking skills. Furthermore, the program will invite students of all
backgrounds to celebrate their own heritages, family histories, and traditions.
With your support of our #GivingTuesdayPHL effort, the Traveling Suitcase will impact classrooms far beyond the Delaware Valley. Help
bring this enriching educational and self-reflective experience to students and
teachers across the country.
See the impact of the Traveling Suitcase on both teachers and their students.
#GivingTuesdayPHL 2013 and NMAJH:
Last year we surpassed our #GivingTuesdayPHL
fundraising goal. Generous gifts from our #GivingTuesday supporters sponsored
an entire Museum visit for Mrs. Coyle’s 5th Grade Class. The students participated in our "Coming to America,
1880- 1924" program especially designed for students grades 4-6.
What is #GivingTuesday?
The idea is simple: we have Thanksgiving for giving thanks and other days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday for getting deals; #GivingTuesday is a special day for giving back. This year, on December 2, individuals, communities, and organizations will band together in a grassroots way to give in many forms. The #GivingTuesday concept began in 2012 thanks to the efforts of the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) is launching its own initiative where you can help bring the Museum experience directly to elementary classrooms across the country.