Immigration to United States in mid-1800s! Data Sets, Push/Pull Factors, Analysis! Google 1:1 Compatible!
This lesson is included in the larger United States Industrialization unit, located here:
The United State Industrialization Unit!
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In this hands-on activity regarding United States immigration, students are engaged with two activities. In the first activity students examine three different data sets that focus on immigration the United States in the mid-1800s. Student collaborative groups have to make inferences and compare data across the documents to draw conclusions regarding the incoming Irish, British, and German populations. In the second activity, students analyze 5 different sources regarding what drove immigrants away from their homeland and to the United States; students emerge understanding many aspects that immigrants faced, while also learning the hope and opportunity that America offered.
Questions accompany the data set activity and a graphic organizer is included to guide the source activity. A key is included, as well as a final writing prompt and a Google 1:1 version!
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