Daily Lessons for Teaching The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

Robert Caro
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Lesson 1

Objective: Moses is born on December 18, 1888, to Bella and Emanuel Moses. His grandparents, Bernhard Cohen and Rosalie Silverman, immigrated to America from Bavaria, Germany. Bernhard and his younger brother, Samuel, come to America with enough savings to open a dry goods store and in 1948 they relocate from Mobile, Alabama, to New York. By the time Bernhard meets Rosalie, he is already established and financially secure, having made millions of dollars in real estate with his brother. The aim of this chapter is to examine Moses' family.

1) Class discussion. How did the Moseses build themselves into a position of wealth? Do the students think Moses could have achieved what he did in his life without the success of his family? In what way do the students think Moses' family instilled in him a need to be successful?

2) Ask the students to draw Moses' family tree starting with the...

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