Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

In this lesson, students will study the nature of immigration and trace the history of immigration in the United States from its founding to the first half of the twentieth century.  They will gain an understanding of the experience of immigrants in the 1800s, the factors that brought them to the United States, and the challenges they faced upon their arrival. Students will thus be better equipped to engage in the modern conversation on immigration in the United States.

Subjects:

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

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

liberty, civic virtue, equality, rule of law personal liberty, citizenship Colonial America, Early Republic, Antebellum, Gilded Age, Great Depression, World War II

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.2.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.

D2.Civ.10.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the relevance of personal interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and democratic principles when people address issues and problems in government and civil society.

D2.Geo.7.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain why and how people, goods, and ideas move from place to place.

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

Analyze complex and interacting factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.
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