Why were Russian immigrants treated so poorly in 1919 & 1920 in America? In this lesson students will be investigating historical sources to uncover the human rights abuses endured by this particular social group and the reasons behind these abuses. Simultaneously, as their researching, students will come to understand the "Red Scare" that developed in these years.
Throughout the lesson students will:
1) Respond to a Bell Ringer in which they will voice their opinion about respecting the American flag.
2) Read a short introductory piece about Russian immigration to America and subsequent deportations back.
3) Investigate a set of historical sources regarding Russian life in America during this time.
4) Craft an official report about the human rights abuses against Russians in America and the reasons for them.
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