Lesson Plan

Coming to America After the War

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As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To conclude their research, individuals respond to a writing prompt comparing the experiences of immigrants to those born and raised in the US.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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  • Although specifically designed for an American literature class, the plan would be ideal for a combined American literature/US history course or for a social studies class
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