How Have Americans Responded to Immigration?

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While America says it welcomes from other countries the tired and poor yearning to be free, the record is mixed on whether there has been a warm reception for immigrants. Class members use an interactive graphic scale and primary source documents, such as the text of laws and photographs, weighing the responses to immigration since the Civil War. A writing prompt asks learners to evaluate America's response to newcomers over time. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Review a unit on immigration using the activity
  • Offer as preparation for a class debate or discussion on immigration
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils need computer access
  • Activity is flexible and is easy to use in a variety of ways
  • Mix of images and text makes resource useable for a variety of learning styles and abilities
  • None