Conditions in China: Why Might One Leave Home Forever?

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Primary source texts provide scholars with the background information they need to understand why Chinese peasant farmers were driven to emigrate. After underlining keywords, phrases, and/or lines in the texts, individuals craft a 10-line found poem that captures the forces that might cause people to emigrate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Post the found poems on a themed bulletin board
Classroom Considerations
  • Third of 14 lessons in the Angel Island Immigration Station unit
  • Requires individual copies of two primary source texts
Pros
  • The exercise encourages learners to develop empathy for those who feel forced to emigrate from their homes
  • The plan is richly detailed and carefully scaffolded
Cons
  • None