Industrial Revolution Immigration Teacher Resources

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The Poetry of Chinese Immigration

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Numerous people from China immigrated to the US during the era of industrialization and expansion. Provide your class with a glimpse into the life of a Chinese immigrant through the poetry they left behind. They then compose a poem of...
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Coming to America: U.S. Immigration

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Analyze primary source documents relating the conditions under with prompted American immigration. Learners will analyze information in order to create a six-panel pamphlet. Much of the lesson is not available but the key objectives are....
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History of Immigration From the 1850s to the Present

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Statue of Liberty may embrace the huddled masses of the world, but has American society always joined in? After young historians read a passage about the history of American immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on...
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The New England Fishing Industry:Sea Changes in a Community

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore New England's economic and cultural past and possible issues New Englanders will face in the future. Middle and high schoolers research the fishing industry and the need for regulation. They analyze the topography of New England...
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The Progressive Era

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders utilize the SOAP method to analyze a work of art and relate it to what they know about the Progressive Era and the reasons why cities changed and the ways in which cities changed during the end of the 19th century. They...
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U.S. History: The Progressive Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Colonial Revival Movement as a response to industrialization and immigration. focusing on Deerfield, Connecticut, they create a documentary artifact reflecting the period.
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Immigration and American Society

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students analyze 20th century American attitudes regrading immigration. In this primary source analysis lesson, students analyze historical images from Ellis Island through the century and complete an activity worksheet.
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Creative Writing: Middle School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Enhance a unit on historical fiction with an engaging writing lesson. Learners bring the Industrial Era to life as they compose their own historical fiction pieces based on primary source images of Pittsburgh steel workers. 
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Immigrant Photo Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine photographs taken of immigrants during late 1800s and early 1990s in America, and identify factors involved in immigration through examination of primary documents that include statistics, trends, graphs, photographs,...
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Life in THE JUNGLE

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss problems immigrants may have when coming to a new country. They take on the role of a law maker from the era and create an action plan and policy based on samples they read (links provided). Students discuss ways...
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Study Guide: Northeast Building Industry

For Students 8th - 10th
Are you done covering the Industrial Revolution and ready to hand out the end of the unit exam? If so, you may consider giving your class a well-composed study guide. This guide includes nine vocabulary words, three important events, the...
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A Nation Emerges: The Laurier Era 1896-1911

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Canadian history is rich and full of social and industrial changes. Discover the Laurier Era which was marked by industrial growth, mass immigration, policy changes, globalized imperialism, and social reforms. Because this era spans from...
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Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How would you use census data from 1880-1900? Here are a set of ways you can incorporate the book Little House on the Prairie and US census data from that time period. Learners will research the validity or the book based on factual...
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Theodore Roosevelt and the Trusts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the benefits and problems of monopolies. In this industrial America lesson, students examine primary sources and politicalcartoons to investigate the monopolies and trusts of the Gilded Age. Students take part in a...
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American Immigration Past and Present

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students simulate a Commission hearing in which the class attempt to arrive at an immigration policy; individual essays by each student; and, if time permits, individual or group projects based on some aspect of America's immigration...
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A New Society Project

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the social and political movements of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. In this American history lesson plan, 9th graders work in groups to form their own society and laws. Students make a diagram of their town...
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Urban Politics: Machines and Reformers

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What were political machines and whom did they serve? As part of a study of US immigration patterns and how these patterns influenced politics, groups investigate how Tammany Hall and other political machines gained support from voters.
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Upton Sinclair, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harvey W. Wiley

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Though Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle shocked the American public into a thorough examination of the meat-packing industry, the author was disappointed that his book's main argument—the exploitation of American immigrants—was not part...
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Taming the American West

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever seen a movie about the romance of the American West with its buffalo, horses, cowboys, and endless frontier? The 13th installment of a 22-part series on American history presents the myths associated with the American West....
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Ragtime: 1880-1920

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Build an understanding of the social, economic, and cultural changes that were incited by the American Industrial Revolution. Learners will research the historical context of the Ragtime Era, and compose an oral presentation in the voice...
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Coming to America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Through this set of three lessons about Ellis Island, class members will learn about why immigrants came to the United States, find out about the difficulties that went along with coming to America, become familiar with the immigration...
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Paying With Their Health

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the plight of immigrant workers. In this undocumented immigrant instructional activity, students compare the worker of the Industrialization era to the undocumented immigrant workers of today. Students read and discuss...
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Upton Sinclair’s, The Jungle, and Urban Living Conditions (1906)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Upton Sinclair intended to write The Jungle in order to call attention to the living conditions and the treatment of immigrant workers in the meat-packing industry in 1906. As a close reading exercise, class member examine three pages...
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Class members use primary source documents to research the tragedy and how it lead to the creation of labor unions and new labor laws. As an exit...