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Model Lessons on Immigrant History

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MODEL LESSONS

Emerging America offers a variety of inquiry-based, teacher-designed lessons that demonstrate strategies to enliven historical content through engaging learning activities–and incorporating a rich mix of primary sources. In particular, the resources section features the following lesson plans and primary source sets that align Immigrant History with common U.S. History topics. Here are a few sample source sets and lesson plans:

 

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Global Boston: Global Boston is a digital project chronicling the history of immigration to the Boston region since the early nineteenth century. Examining different time periods and ethnic groups, the site features capsule histories, photographs, maps, documents, and oral histories documenting the history of a city where immigrants have long been a vital force in shaping economic, social and political life. An excellent class project would be to develop a comparable set of resources for their own region or city.

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