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Students explore Irish-American culture. In this immigration lesson, students watch video segments regarding immigration in the 1840's and 1850's. Students discuss the discrimination Irish-Americans faced as they listen to songs and examine photographs of the era. Students rewrite some lyrics to standard tunes using information they uncovered in this lesson.
Learners examine the reasons why people leave their country to live in another. In groups, they use print and electronic resources to answer questions about where immigrants came from during different time periods and advice given to African Americans. To end the lesson plan, they calculate the distances to America from various European and Asian countries.
Learners research the local history and lore surrounding towns near Oneida Lake. They then interview a guest speaker, research railroad history and the environmental impact of the Iron Horse in order to write a persuasive letter discouraging railroad development in the area.
Eleventh graders study the history of immigration from 1850 to the present. In this American History lesson, 11th graders compare the 1924 and 1965 immigration acts and give a reasoned opinion on each. Students research, write, and make a presentation on a notable immigrant to the United States.
Fourth graders study the role of technology in agriculture. In this agricultural technology instructional activity, 4th graders spend ten to twelve days studying how technology affects agriculture. Students also are made aware of different careers in the agriculture and biotechnology field.
Students begin the lesson by discussing the causes and effects of the movement west. Using primary sources, they develop their own definition for manifest destiny. In groups, they view examples of paintings and read poems on the topic. They compare and contrast how the idea of manifest destiny is shown through the two mediums.