How Do Pictures Tell the Story of Angel Island?

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Young historians learn more about the history of Angel Island Immigration Station through their analysis of primary source images. Guided by a list of inferential questions, scholars learn how to make and record observations on a "Matrix: How do Pictures Tell the Story of Angel Island?" worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Post the photographs on an Angel Island Immigration Station-themed focus wall next to the map of Angel Island class members developed in a previous lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires transparencies, copies of photographs, and a class set of the matrix worksheet
  • Lesson 11 in a series of 14
  • The accompanying teacher guide provides instructors with historical background information about Angel Island Immigration Station
  • The Curriculum Guide provides an overview of the entire series
  • The plan provides step-by-step directions for the activity
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