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 country and their origins, as well as the challenges immigrants faced as a result of nativism and discrimination, barriers to finding work, and direct exploitation of labor.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Comprehensive overview of topic and great tool for review
  • Graphics and animations illustrate historical content, which is of great benefit to ELLs
Cons

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  • Speaker moves very quickly through content
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