For Teachers

Bessie's-Pillow-with-Two-Bags-200hBessie’s Pillow offers teachers a wonderful starting point for exploration of a wide variety of subjects, and fodder for research projects.


In addition to Bessie’s Pillow, “Bessie’s America,” the interactive, multi-media guide to the movies, musicals, people and events that Bessie and her family experienced, provides further background for research.

Use the complete multi-media guide “Bessie’s America” for links and information to expand students’ knowledge of immigration, the Progressive Era, events, places, and the social history of Bessie and her family’s life in New York and New Rochelle.

Teachers will find discussion questions and projects from book reports to term papers in the Bessie’s Pillow Teacher Guide.