Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Fraternal organizations
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Ethnic Fraternal Societies and Mutual Aid: An American Tradition with Old World Roots
by Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Lesson plan related to the origins, functions, rise, and eventual decline of fraternal and self-help organizations among immigrants and African Americans with activities for middle and high school students. The lesson focuses on ways that immigrants and African Americans developed alternative social structures and mutual assistance organizations that served their social, psychological, cultural, and economic needs. It also explores issues of diversity, ethnic identity, and whether the government or the people are responsible for providing the social and economic safety net of mutual aid. Background materials include a glossary, resources for teachers and students, and links to primary source materials, including photographs and oral histories, drawn from the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania The lesson plan is correlated to the Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, History, and Geography.
|Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Geography; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Lesson plans; Activities
|Subjects: Pennsylvania--Social life and customs; Fraternal organizations; Ethnicity; Ethnic groups; Immigrants; United States--History; United States--Social life and customs; African Americans
Geographic locations: United States; Pennsylvania
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia PA 19107