Through dialogue, documentation, research, and interviews, students understand their role in society. This unit provides a background to students' family histories, and gives them an opportunity to listen to the voices of immigrants of the past.
The students identify the issues involved with the migration of a community or family. By examining the traditional picture of immigration, students then consider their own families to have a better idea of their own history and their own voices.
Students will be able to:
- use American Memory collections to search and evaluate primary documents;
- discuss their own family history and put it into context of immigrant stories;
- analyze concerns and answers to questions related to migrations' shifts.
- Two weeks
Recommended Grade Level
- Immigration & Ethnic Heritage
- Postwar United States, 1945-present
- Great Depression and WWII, 1929-1945
Susan Cassata and Mary Reiman