Materials:

Charles Feltman source packet:

○ Photo of his monument

○ Source 1: Feltman’s obituary

○ Source 2: postcard of Feltman’s restaurant

● Profile of Feltman on Coney Island History Project’s website

Profile of Feltman on Coney Island History Project’s website

● Paper and pencil

Step 1: Learn about Feltman

● Start by looking only at Feltman’s monument. Observe it closely.

○ What do you KNOW about him based on his monument?

○ What do you guess or infer?

○ What do you WONDER about him?

● Read Feltman’s biography on Coney Island History Project’s website, his obituary, and look at the postcard of his restaurant. Note: if the whole article is too long just read the first paragraph and the headline.

○ What do you KNOW about him based on these sources?

○ What do you guess or infer?

○ What do you still WONDER about her?

○ Did you make any inferences based on his monument that these other sources confirmed? Or did these sources change your mind?

Step 2: Cook a food that represents your culture/heritage with you family!

● What are foods that are important to your culture/heritage/family? It could be:

○ a recipe passed down in your family

○ a new food that has ingredients that connect to your culture or heritage

○ a food you cook for special occasions or holidays

○ a food specific to a place in this country or another country where your family is from

○ any food that you think represents you or your culture

● Find a recipe. Maybe someone in your family has a recipe already or you can look one up online

● Cook with your family!

Step 3: Reflect and Share

● Why did you pick the food that you did? How does it connect you to your culture/heritage or family?

● How does eating this food make you feel? Would you miss it if you moved somewhere that did not eat that food?

● Frankfurters were a popular dish in the region of Germany where Feltman grew up. Why do you think he wanted to bring this dish with him to the United States?

● The hot dog was an invention that combined food from Feltman’s German heritage with his American experiences. Can you think of any other foods that combine different cultures?

● Share your food with Green-Wood! Share a video or picture with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GreenWoodisMyClassroom.