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Minnesota Immigration Journal
This activity is designed to allow students to write a five paragraph essay about European immigration to Minnesota in a creative way. This lesson plan is a great conclusion activity to a unit on immigration to the United States during the early 1900s.
Students take role of a European moving to Minnesota during the early 1900s Students will use the following website to gather information about Minnesota during the early 1900s.
Mining in Minnesota (Iron Range)
Forests, Fields, Falls, Connecting Minnesota
Bring Warm Clothes Video (Horace Glenn)
The websites are very student friendly. The student handout will guide students through the five paragraph essay format. Each paragraph will focus on a different topic such as:
Why you are leaving Europe
The train ride to Minnesota
Working in a iron mine
Working as a lumberjack