Exploring America's Diversity: Gertrud Danneberg (Beginner)

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Everyone is an immigrant in their own way. Young scholars read historic documents to understand one woman's journey from Germany to the United States. The activity uses a mixture of text, discussion, and written prompts to help historians understand the process of immigration and the diversity in the United States. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for pupils to interview family members to learn about their families' heritage 
  • Have learners write a journal entry from the perspective of an immigrant to the US
Classroom Considerations
  • A portion of the activity requires Internet access
  • The resource is part of a series called Exploring America's Diversity  
  • Activity is great for remote learning
  • The resource is perfect for beginning level primary source analysis 
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