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Eastern European Immigration to the Connecticut River Valley Workshop: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 1:00-3:30 pm

Free Afternoon Workshop for Teachers Addresses Mass. Frameworks

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 1:00-3:30 pm (snow date 2/29/24)

  The Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, 33 South St., Chicopee, MA

**** Refreshments will be served! ****

The face of the Connecticut River Valley drastically changed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with a wave of immigrants. Most of these ‘strangers’ came from Eastern Europe. We will explore what drove them to emigrate, what drew them here, and discuss ways to help students understand the immigrant experience. Grades K-12.

Participants will tour the Polish Center, attend a talk by local historian and retired teacher Stephen R. Jendrysik, and break into small groups withDeerfield Teachers’ Center staff to create ideas for lessons using PVMA’s American Centuries websitehttp://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/

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