Migrant Worker Teacher Resources
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Migrant Workers Through the Lens of Dorothea Lange
Students explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students examine photographs and song lyrics to gain an understanding of the conditions for people living in the era. Students create artwork or songs that represent what they learned in the lesson.
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Words In The News Latin American Migrant Money
Students explore the life of a migrant worker. They compare the life of those living in the United States with a poorer country such as Mexico or Latin America. After looking up the definitions of vocabulary words, groups of students read about the plight of migrant workers.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 31 Downloads
Of Mice and Men and Migrant Farm Workers of the Great Depression
As part of their study of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, class members explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. Groups examine primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of the travails of men like George Milton and Lennie Small.
9th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 151 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Trouble in the Fields: Mexican Migrant Workers
Students become curators and museum reviewers for an online gallery using a selected group of primary sources on Mexican migrant workers. They share and reflect on their own and each other's ideas though participation in an on-line discussion forum.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 20 Downloads
Fancying the Full-Time
Students consider rights a worker deserves and research the impact of migrant workers in countries around the world. They create public service announcements to increase awareness and address letters to individuals capable of redressing workers' plight.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Students identify productive resources that are important to migrant workers. In this lesson on resources, students give examples of natural resources, human resources and capital resources that apply to migrant workers. This lesson has worksheets that integrate other content areas.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 53 Downloads
Esperanza Rising: Lesson 9
Sixth graders explore culture by reading a book with classmates. In this Hispanic history lesson, 6th graders read the story First Day in Grapes, and discuss the tough lives of migrant workers. Students answer study questions after the story.
6th Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
The Great Depression and Now: The Migrant Worker Experience
Students identify the concerns of people caught in desperate times during the Great Depression. They make connections between The Grapes of Wrath and historical images from the Great Depression. Students make connections between the experiences of migrant workers from the Great Depression and more contemporary times.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Young and Restless in China
Students examine push and pull factors at work in China. In this modern China lesson, students research primary and secondary sources in electronic and print formats to investigate the plight of migrant workers in China today. Students discuss their impressions of internal migration and debate issues that relate to it.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Who Are America's Harvesters?
Students explore the changes in American farming practices. Through several days of reading and research, students write an essay explaining the changes that have led to the need for migrant workers. Students discuss how workers are hired and why they are willing to work for small wages.
6th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Teaching Tolerance: How Do We All Live Under the Same Sky?
Students examine the issues of stereotypes and prejudice in the context of a novel about migrant workers. In this literature instructional activity students read Under the Same Sky by Cynthia Delilice and break into groups to discuss topics that arise in the reading.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 62 Views 306 Downloads CCSS: Designed
ï»¿In this Migrants Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions, surveying, and writing.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 34 Downloads
The Great Depression
There is nothing like a historic photograph to move your learners. Pictures tell stories in an organic and emotional way. Explore the causes of the dust bowl and the great depression with your class. Each slide contains a single black and white image taken during the depression, they depict everything from picket lines to mothers and children.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 67 Downloads
"Esperanza Rising" by Pam Munoz Ryan: Journal Entries
Young scholars read the book "Esperanza Rising" and identify the challenges faced by migrant workers in the United States. They analyze the experiences of characters using text and a graphic organizer, and complete a creative writing piece using the Six Traits Writing Model.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 38 Downloads
Literature: Esperanza Rising
Students read and discuss the book, Esperanza Rising. After analyzing and identifying the novel's structural elements, they examine working conditions for migrant workers in the 1930s. As part of the lesson, students in groups choose subjects for short, dramatic scenes about a immigrant farm worker's daily life.
6th - 8th Language Arts 15 Views 50 Downloads
Student Handout 6E: Trail of the Tomato Group E: Farm Workers
What is life like for migrant farm workers picking tomatoes at the industrial level? Your class will research and create a visual display describing farm life, work on the farm, and the pressures put on agricultural producers by high consumer demands.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
An Introduction to the Dust Bowl and Migrant Workers in the 1930’s
With two Steinbeck quotes and a ton of primary source images, this presentation on the Dust Bowl is a winner. Photographs are broken up by informational text retelling the story of the migrant workers who left home for hope in California. This would be a perfect resource to intro Steinbeck's book, Grapes of Wrath or when discussing the Depression Era.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Fertilizers, Pesticides and Human Health- American Lessons
Students explore migration and why people move. They explore the movement of native populations. Students explore the economy as an factor in migration. They discuss the exploitation of the migrant worker.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download