Young scholars study the contributions of German immigrants to life in the Upper Midwest at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Turn of the Century Immigration
In an engaging simulation, class members imagine immigrating to the United States in the late nineteenth-century and arriving at Ellis Island. They then write creative journal entries about their experience and chart their journeys.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Orville and Wilbur Wong and the Fantastic Flying Machines
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine the role of Chinese immigrants in America. They investigate literature, history and cultures of Chinese-Americans. This ambitious plan takes two weeks to complete, and it brings in elements...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Catholic Immigrant Experiences in 19th Century America
Students discuss and write about how culture and socioeconomic status, in connection with religion, shaped immigrant experiences in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. They discuss the relationship to the modern school...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Growth, Cities, and Immigration
Take a closer look at America's shift toward a primarily urban population and into the world's largest industrial power in the early twentieth century. This video reviews the demographics of the first major waves of immigration into the...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
German Immigrants Contributions to the Upper Midwest
Students explore contemporary lifestyles, cultures, traditions are influenced by the contributions of the German settlers of that region. They research these influences and design a brochure to entice potential immigrants to the Upper...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring the Irish in America Through Found Poetry
What was life like for Irish immigrants settling in America during the late 1800's? Learners examine primary source documents, such as lyrics, poems, and letters, to understand the immigrant experience. They then use those primary source...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Poetry of Chinese Immigration
Numerous people from China immigrated to the US during the era of Industrialization and Expansion. Provide your class with a glimpse into the life of a Chinese immigrant through the poetry they left behind. They will analyze the poems...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History