Issues of identity and belonging are inseparable from the experience of immigration. Stories of immigrants, past and present, illuminate the human lives behind the ever-shifting global landscape we inhabit today.
Students discover the complexities of Martha Sharp's rescue project by analyzing historical correspondences.
Students activate their thinking around being an upstander and their responsibility toward others in light of the Sharps' mission work in Czechoslovakia.
Students are introduced to upstanders Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife who undertook a rescue mission to help save Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation.
Tracing the history of Jewish Americans from their first settlement in 1654 to the present, this documentary illustrates the struggles they face in maintaining a sense of their own identity.