Students investigate the reasons for the Haitian immigration to the US, and the impact it had on the communities they immigrated into.
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New Review Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haitian “Boat People”
Should refugees fleeing poverty be allowed the same entrance into the United States as those fleeing persecution? High schoolers read about US foreign policy in the late 20th century regarding refugees from Cuba and Haiti, and engage in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Haiti: Rebuilding a Nation
Students consider what it takes to rebuild a country. In this current events instructional activity, students access a PBS news video about Haiti online, watch it, and then complete activities that require them to examine U.S. foreign...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Social Studies: Haitians in America
Students examine Haitian culture, including its discovery, colonization, and political and economic development. Role-playing in two ethnic groups, they caucus and develop strategies for the Haitian Revolution. In learning centers,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haiti "Boat People"
Students investigate the plight of Cuban and Haitian refugees. In this refugee lesson, students discover the history of "boat people" and U.S. policies regarding refugees. Students role play presidential advisers that must recommend new...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Studying the Haitian Immigration: 18th and 19th centuries
Learners read a narrative and conduct extensive research to determine how Haiti's population has had an influence on the social, political, and economic culture of present-day Louisiana. As a culminating activity, students write papers...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Becoming a "Gringo" Immigrants, Language Learning and Acculturation
Students examine the experience by immigrants coming to America who are Spanish-speaking. As a class, they define "Gringo" and read poems whose authors first language is Spanish. In groups, they participate in different sections in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts