Identity, Immigration and Economics: Involuntary Deportations of the 1930s

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How would you feel if you were forced to leave your home and sent to another country? Immigrants throughout history experienced just that. Using an engaging lesson, pupils learn about the forced migration of American citizens of Mexican descent and Mexican immigrants during the Great Depression with videos, worksheets, projects, and class discussions. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson plan in conjunction with a unit on the Great Depression to discuss how the economic crisis affected the Latino population in the US
  • Use to support a lesson covering ethnic minority groups throughout history, including Native American relocation and Japanese internment camps, or during Hispanic Heritage Month 
Classroom Considerations

  • May need to explain terms such as deportation and internment to younger age groups 
  • The topic of forced deportations may be sensitive for some learners
Pros

  • This lesson has all the materials needed to complete the project
  • Offers a variety of activities to help students explore the topic in depth 
Cons

  • None