Not the Stereotypical Immigrant?
Students complete a Venn diagram comparing the stereotypes of modern African immigrants to those of other major immigrant groups in the U.S. They write an essay on their observations.
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Immigration: Stories, Struggles and Debates
Considering including Tatyana Kleyn's Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide as part of your course? Check out this curriculum guide designed for use with her book. The activities help learners understand the complexity of the immigration...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation,...
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Prairie Voices: German Immigrants Move to Iowa
Students create historically accurate travel journals. In this Iowa history lesson, students research the German immigration experience as they write travel journals that feature a German family's move into an Iowa county.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tia and Marco
The documentary film, Tia and Marco, is used to stimulate a conversation about illegal immigration, stereotyping, and prejudice. The point of view of the film and the exercises is that empathy is the key to combating discrimination....
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Contemporary America: Contemporary Immigration Through Historical Senses
High schoolers listen to music relating views of immigration to the United States. They read first person accounts of immigrants an watch a video about Mary Drisoll. Students read and discuss stereotypes of immigrants,
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Chinese Expulsion Act of 1880
Students examine the Chinese Expulsion Act of 1880. In this History lesson, students explore the issues of immigration and exclusion surrounding the Chinese Expulsion Act. Students will use a variety of primary sources to write an essay...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
A Cold Reception: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in the United States
Students compare anti-immigration movements in United States history. In this immigration lesson, students participate in classroom activities that require them to analyze music, images, and videos that reveal the immigration debates of...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History