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U.S. History Topics » Movements » Immigration & Migration

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TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (TeachingHistory.org, supported by Department of Education)
Great Depression: Dust Bowl Migration includes photos, a teachers guide, and other resources for learning about the largest migration in American history. This migration occurred in the 1930s when poor soil conservation...  (Library of Congress)
Map Collections: 1544-1996 offers thousands of digitized online maps. The collections are broken into seven categories, cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, immigration and...  (Library of Congress)
Immigration... The Changing Face of America includes lessons, photos, and vocabulary activities for learning about immigration and migration, German immigrants, immigration and oral history, and more. Information is provided...  (Library of Congress)
Journeys West helps students examine the motivations of people who traveled west during the 1800s, as well as the conditions they encountered, the conflicts between settlers and native people, and...  (Library of Congress)
Zoom into Maps offers hundreds of historical maps -- maps showing European exploration of the Americas; migration, population, and economic activity; the growth of roads, railways, canals, river...  (Library of Congress)
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 presents 8,000 photos, paintings, letters, diary excerpts, pamphlets, and speeches that portray the experiences of Chinese immigrants in California during that time period...  (Library of Congress)
Immigration looks at European and Chinese immigration to the U.S., early 20th century immigration documents, 350 years of Jewish life in America, America as a religious refuge (17th century)...  (Library of Congress)
The Trail of Tears: The Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation tells about the removal of the Cherokee Nation from their ancestral homeland (NC, TN, GA, AL) to "Indian Territory" (now Oklahoma). After passage of the Indian Removal Act and the...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Picturing Modern America helps students learn about modern America (1880-1920) by analyzing primary sources. Topics include immigration, the city, women and suffrage, industrialization, the West, children's...  (Education Development Center, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Early History of the California Coast is a travel itinerary that highlights 45 historic places that help tell the story of Spanish colonization of California. Learn about forts, churches, adobe houses, historic districts...  (National Park Service)
Voices from the Dust Bowl, 1940-1941 documents the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941. This collection, from The Charles L. Todd and...  (Library of Congress)
First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 consists of letters, journals, books, newspapers, maps, and images documenting the land, peoples, and exploration of the trans-Appalachian West. The first European travelers, their...  (Library of Congress)
Migration North to Alaska encourages students to use primary documents on Alaska to study topics related to the migration of people, ideas, and culture throughout history. It offers suggestions for projects...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Ancestors in the Americas is a companion website for the PBS series by the same name and explores the history and stories of Asian Americans. A timeline shows events that shaped Asian American history, and a...  (ITVS, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands explores the history of the Dutch in America. Topics include Henry Hudson, New Netherland, New Amsterdam, the sale of Manhattan, Native Americans and the Dutch, slavery in New...  (Library of Congress)
Tinker, Tailor, Farmer, Sailor is a lesson in which students use primary sources to determine why Europeans settlers were drawn to particular regions of America. Among the geographic conditions they consider...  (Library of Congress)
Port of Entry: Immigration is a game in which the viewer assumes the role of historical detective, searching for clues in photographs and eyewitness accounts about immigrant life in America...  (Library of Congress)
Immigration/Migration: Today and During the Great Depression is a 4-week American history unit for high school. Students conduct oral history interviews, analyze photos, evaluate the relevance and accuracy of primary and secondary sources...  (Library of Congress)
African-American Mosaic is a guide for studying black history and culture. Topics include colonization and Liberia, abolitionists and slavery, western migration and homesteading, Chicago, and ex-slave...  (Library of Congress)
Learning About Immigration through Oral History is a lesson plan where a team of middle-school students search the Library of Congress website and other resources to learn how to conduct oral history interviews...  (Library of Congress)
Creating Hypertext Dialogues Drawn from Narrative History Collections invites students to use documents from "California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900," to create hyperscripts depicting the motivations, expectations, fears, and...  (Library of Congress)
The Legacy of French Canadian Immigrants in New England draws on life histories and 19th century periodicals to help students develop their own answers to these questions: Why did French Canadian immigrants settle in New England in such...  (Library of Congress)
Our Changing Voices is a lesson in which students identify issues involved in a family or community's migration into Nebraska. Students then examine the history of their own families...  (Library of Congress)
Log Cabins in America: The Finnish Experience tells why the log cabin was popular and important in settling the American frontier. The log cabins, barns, school, and other buildings examined by this website were constructed by...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Ybor City: Cigar Capitol of the World reveals how immigrant cigar makers adapted to life in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th century while maintaining their ethnic identity. This lesson also describes Cuban...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Old Courthouse in St. Louis is exhibit about a place which, throughout the 19th century, served not only as a house of justice, but also as a public gathering place for pioneers planning their westward trek...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Locke and Walnut Grove: Havens for Early Asian Immigrants in California looks at the contributions of early Asian immigrants to the development of California's economic and agricultural industries. The site also identifies obstacles encountered by Asian...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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