Immigration to America: Stories and Travels

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An eye-opening activity uses documents and photos to help academics understand the factors that pushed or pulled immigrants to America. Young historians group photos based on a push or pull factor, then complete a worksheet. Scholars also compare 1924 immigration policies to those of President Johnson's administration. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Guide a group discussion on learners' experiences with immigration, such as a grandparent moving to America
  • Compare immigration polices during President Johnson's administration to present day 
Classroom Considerations
  • Must have Internet access to complete the activity 
  • Activity can be completed individually, in pairs, or groups
  • The resource uses primary images to enhance engagement 
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