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African Immigrant Experience
by Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Multi-unit educational guide for K-12 grade levels with lesson plans and activities focusing on the life and experience of African immigrant communities in Pennsylvania. Topics featured include the refugee experience, why African immigrants are leaving their homes, and their work, families, and communities in Pennsylvania. The site includes transcripts of oral history interviews with African immigrants from Eritrea, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Mauritania, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Kenya, and Ethiopia. It also has a link to the online exhibit created by the Historical Society of Philadelphia entitled “Extended Lives: The African Immigrant Experience in Philadelphia,” that documents family life and experiences through primary source materials collected from community members. Materials in the guide are correlated to Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards for Reading and Writing, History, Geography, and Arts and Humanities.
|Grade Level: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Geography; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Lesson plans; Activities
|Subjects: Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic groups; History; Immigrants; Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs; Refugees; Pennsylvania--Social life and customs; African Americans; Immigrant families; Immigrant labor; Sierra Leone--Social life and customs; Liberia--Social life and customs
Geographic locations: Sudan; Sierra Leone; Pennsylvania; Nigeria; Mauritania; Liberia; Kenya; Ivory Coast; Guinea; Ghana; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Africa
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia PA 19107