Raids and Arrests of Enemy Aliens
Student read background summary information and debate how much control did the government require to keep the nation safe. They research how World War II restrictions on enemy lines were enforced and how it related to the U.S. Constitution.
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Italian Enemy Aliens During World War II: Evacuation from Prohibited Zones
Students read and discuss the Enemy Alien Evacuation Order. They perform research by reading newspaper articles from February 1942 as well as investigating available information on the Internet. Students work in groups to create a...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Immigration Enforcement Raids
Class groups take on the role of advisors to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Policy & Planning of ICE. Their charge is to prepare a report for the secretary on the effectiveness of enforcement actions of the ICE in stemming...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Who’s in Charge Here Anyway? The Continued Debate Over Immigration Policy
After a quick review of previous lessons examining immigration policy of the past, individuals read, annotate, and answer text dependent questions based on an article about Arizona Immigration. The whole class then engages the question,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
World War II Alien Enemy Control Program
Students review the history and language of the Alien Enemies Act and related laws as well as the Constitutional challenges it presents. They also review the World War II Alien Enemy Control Program and the Alien Enemy Hearing Board...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
Nativism and Myths about Immigrants
Where do anti-immigrants myths come from, and how can they be refuted? Learners critically analyze media reports and how to identify reliable sources. After studying a timeline that details the history of US nativism, groups research the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Alien and Sedition Acts: Defining American Freedom
Young scholars analyze the Alien and Sedition Acts. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the Alien Act and the Sedition Acts. Young scholars examine Supreme Court...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History