Students watch a video about migrant families identifying the responsibilities of the students and parents. They realize the importance of education in the lives of migrant families.
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
1880s Agricultural Nation: Foods and Families on the Move
Students complete activities to learn about the agriculture during the 1880s. In this agricultural history lesson, students discuss the brainstorm questions about their neighborhood and its agricultural history. Students research to find...
6th - 8th Science
Words In The News Latin American Migrant Money
Students explore the life of a migrant worker. They compare the life of those living in the United States with a poorer country such as Mexico or Latin America. After looking up the definitions of vocabulary words, groups of students...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Great Depression of the 1930s
Trek through the hardships that marked the Great Depression. Photographs accompanied by light text show various aspects of American life during the 1930s. The Dust Bowl, unemployment, migrant families, and massive drought are depicted on...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Herbert Hoover and the Dust Bowl
Shanty towns made by Dust Bowl migrants were called Hoovervilles for a reason. Examine the policies Herbert Hoover put in place to help victims of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. You'll find he didn't do much and the result was...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History