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German and Irish Immigrants in Antebellum America

Students research how immigration changed the lives of Americans during 1850-1860. They study immigrant communities in rural America and research Irish and German-born residents of Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. They present their findings to the class and have a whole-class discussion.

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Resource Details

7th - 10th
Social Studies & History
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet