Eleventh graders understand that the experience of Chinese immigrants is exemplified as one of many other immigrants' experience coming to the United States.
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Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring The American Dream
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they explore this...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Decolonization and Nationalism Triumphant
This presentation's narrator follows the process of decolonization across nations throughout Afro-Eurasia. First highlighting Gandhi's efforts for independence in British-ruled India, learners are then quickly taken through a series of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ellis Island: The "Golden Door" to America
Students write a narrative from the perspective of an immigration inspector or European immigrant. In this Immigration lesson plan, students read an online history of Ellis Island and evaluate its significance by writing answers to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Restoration
The tale of the restoration of California's Channel Islands begins with a video that details the devastation of Santa Cruz island by the introduction of species that are not native to the region. Additionally, the video discusses the...
12 mins 4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Sort it Out - Immigration During the 19th and 20th Century
Eleventh graders examine packets of thematically arranged primary source documents. In this American History lesson, 11th graders discover where their documents fit into the larger picture of immigration into the United States.
11th Social Studies & History