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Responding to the Needs of Diverse Learners

Patricia O'Connor

Immigration Unit: Objectives

Primary Themes

Immigration

Secondary Themes

Urbanization
Labor
Progressive Era
Industrialization
Civil Rights

Unit Objectives

  1. Students will demonstrate an ability to recall various facts about the following:
    1. Various waves of immigration to the U.S.
    2. Why the immigrants left their homelands
    3. Why they chose to come to the U.S.
    4. Where they settled when they came

  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the many difficulties that the immigrants faced when they arrived in America, and how these problems would be dealt with through charitable organizations and demands that the American government legislate reform.

  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the problems that exist today in America because of contemporary immigration policies, and define some possible solutions to these problems.

  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the many roles that immigrants have played in the development of the U.S. through the production of personal autobiography, family genealogy, biography, oral histories, and group research on a specific immigrant group.

  5. Students will demonstrate an ability to recall various facts concerning labor in the U.S.

  6. Students will demonstrate an ability to recall various facts concerning urbanization and industrialization of the U.S.

  7. Students will demonstrate an ability to discuss various labor problems facing the U.S. today.

  8. Students will compare and contrast the lifestyles and problems associated with living in a rural setting and an urban setting.

  9. Through research, students will discover the literature of immigrants to enhance their appreciation of immigrants' experiences.

  10. Students will write multi-genre pieces related to their own family's immigration, including a children's story.

  11. While studying the primary and secondary themes, students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fight for civil rights by the many groups that make up America.

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