Program of Societal Knowledge [Social Studies] in the Yiddish Middle School of the J.P.F.O.
Program fun gezelshaft-kentenish in di Yidishe mitlshuln fun [Aleph Fey Fey Aleph]
פּראָגראמ פון געזעלשאפט–קענטעניש אין די יידישע מיטלשולן פון א. פ. פ. א
- Title (English):
- Program of Societal Knowledge [Social Studies] in the Yiddish Middle School of the J.P.F.O.
- Title (Yiddish Romanized):
- Program fun gezelshaft-kentenish in di Yidishe mitlshuln fun [Aleph Fey Fey Aleph]
- Title (Yiddish):
- פּראָגראמ פון געזעלשאפט–קענטעניש אין די יידישע מיטלשולן פון א. פ. פ. א
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
- Shul un Kultur (School and Culture) Committee
- Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the I.W.O. (U.S.), Shul un Kultur (School and Culture) Committee
- New York, New York, United States
- ID Number:
- File Name:
- Address (creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Elementary Schools Program of Sociological Knowledge
- Work Type:
- manuscripts (document genre)
political ideologies and attitudes
- Pedagogy- Ordn Schools (Shule), other Education
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S., Abroad
- In Yiddish, 9 pages. Subtitle: A project of the 7th gathering of the Ordn Schools. Translated Summary: Headings include: Biographies for the first class [year], second class). Texts for the third class (War and peace; The democratic countries; Social democracies and the Soviet Union). Texts for the fourth class (The capitalist system and the socialist system; Ruling and oppressed peoples; Jews across the world). Unclear whether this curriculum was to be published as part of the Ordn shuln convention protocol, or separately, or simply circulated as a memo. The proposed curricula changes also stress learning the biographies of American Jewish historical figures such as Hayim Solomon, Emma Lazarus, and Solomon Schechter. It is likely that Morris Schappes and Itche Goldberg had a hand in this document. Notes: Aleph Fey Fey Aleph, refers to the אידישער פראטערנאלער פאלקס־ארדן (JPFO).
- Penciled English title uses the word "sociological". It also indicates this concerns 'elementary school' curricula, but the Yiddish clearly says "Mitlshul" [literally middle school.] These were students the age of contemporary middle school-aged children who were given the equivalent of high school level curricula. Penciled English title translations in this hand may not always be dependable
The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order was the largest ‘national’ section of the International Workers Order (IWO) which focused on cultural awareness and celebration, mutual support especially in health insurance coverage, and anti-fascist activities. The IWO also gave particular emphasis to supporting the rights and interests of African Americans. Documents include language and representations which comprise the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that Cornell University or its staff endorse or approve of negative representations or stereotypes presented.
- Cite As:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
- Archival Collection:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
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