The New Promised Land
Students compare cities in the southern portion of the US to determine the characteristics that make for an ideal community and compare how closely communities resemble each other.
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Pastoralists and Agrarians: Identifying Connections between Historical and Contemporary Migration
Pastoralists and agrarians, livestock raisers and farmers. Using the conflict in Darfur as a lens, class members investigate the conflicts that arise when these groups are forced to migrate from one area to another.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Forced Migration of Refugees
Students discuss the issue of refugees being forced to migrate. In groups, they focus on different groups forced to migrate and discover how it has changed their lives. They compare and contrast a forced migration in the past and today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Facts About North and South Korea
Students investigate North and South Korea. In this research lesson, students gather facts about North and South Korea. In groups students research using encyclopedias, the internet and other sources. Students compare and contrast the...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Coming to America After the War
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature
Here is a complex lesson that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. This plan helps young historians develop a deep understanding...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Great Migration: Pushed By The South, Pulled By The North
Students identify key features of the Great Migration. They explain the concepts of push and pull factors for migration. They create an art project which shows an understanding of the push and pull factors.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange Going to the Promised Land
To better understand the migrant experience during the Great Depression, pupils analyze two primary resources: photographs by Dorothea Lange and a U.S. Map that shows the Dust Bowl. They compare and contrast Lange's images to Steinbeck's...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
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