Type:

Lesson Plan, Video

Description:

Immigration has had and continues to have a profound impact on the United States. Immigration and Citizenship in America examines the story of immigration in the United States by reviewing the nature of immigration and giving students tools to analyze the history of immigration both through the social history and the legal and policy debates from the Founding until the present. With this context in mind, students are better able to engage in the modern debates regarding immigration. Students will understand the factors that lead early immigrants to the United States and the challenges they faced upon arrival. They will analyze how American lawmakers viewed immigrants and the evolving nature of immigration policy. Finally, students will use this knowledge to prepare and present their own plan for immigration policies.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > United States History
  • Social Studies > Civics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

liberty, civic virtue, rule of law, due process Constitution, Supreme Court, Court Cases, President, Wartime Powers, citizenship, alien and sedition act, Colonial America, Early Republic, Antebellum, Gilded Age, World War I, World War II, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2010s

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.

D2.Civ.10.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Identify the beliefs, experiences, perspectives, and values that underlie their own and others' points of view about civic issues.

D2.Civ.8.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Evaluate social and political systems in different contexts, times, and places, that promote civic virtues and enact democratic principles.

D2.Civ.12.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how rules and laws change society and how people change rules and laws.

D2.Civ.13.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how policies are developed to address public problems.

D2.His.1.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts.

D2.His.4.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain why individuals and groups during the same historical period differed in their perspectives.
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