This folder contains several quality resources on immigration, a topic that is especially timely given current events in the United States. In addition, the Supreme Court decided on June 5, 1982 that states may not deny public education to the children of illegal immigrants. (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=search&court=US&case=/us/457/202.html)

Resources include videos of immigrants and several lessons about immigration throughout American history.

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Immigration

by Alexandria Lau

Examines immigration policies as they evolved in the U.S.
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Immigration: Era of Restriction

by Shmoop Study Guides

Shmoop study guide for this topic in American history.
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Immigration: Era of Open Borders

by Shmoop Study Guides

Shmoop study guide for this topic in American history.
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A selection of videos for middle and high school students that portray different perspectives of the Japanese Internment Camps.
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The American Dream

by Caroline Cochran

Students will collaborate in groups to present a PowerPoint presentation to the class of a specific countries reasoning to immigrating to America. Students will have a better understanding of why certain countries immigrated over to America
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Grade 8 unit
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In this lesson, students will use information from EllisIsland.org to reflect upon the experiences of immigrants in the early 1900s. They will compare those experiences to current day immigration stories. Students will also interview relatives or research current stories and write a reflection on what they learn. This lesson should take one 90-minute class period or two 50-minute class periods.
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Immigration Oral History lesson plan from PBS; Project includes getting first hand narratives of immigration experiences.
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This is a link to the topic of immigration and ethnicity on Digital History. Mintz, S., & McNeil, S. (2013). Digital History. Retrieved March 19, 2013 from http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu
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KS3 history unit covering Immigration and Exiles
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