The Immigrant Experience (1870-1920) Activity for U.S. History

The Immigrant Experience (1870-1920)

Activity for U.S. History


9 - 12, Home School


Social Studies/History

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This presentation provides students a visually stimulating lesson detailing the Immigrant Experience around the turn of the 20th century (1870-1920). Designed as a student-centered activity to be uploaded into google classroom, the presentation includes 10 embedded focus questions for students to answer using their core text (and additional information presented in the slides). The 19 slide activity is filled with colorful pictures, maps, charts, and other relevant information that will serve as a platform in which to build additional related activities. This lesson is also great to use when you are out of the classroom, serving as an awesome resource for sub days! If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help. Enjoy!


Topics include:

Push & Pull factors that led millions of Europeans to immigrate to the United States around the turn of the 20th century.

* The journey across the Atlantic, steerage, & arrival at the Ellis Island Immigration Station; Ellis Island medical & legal inspections.

* Life for immigrants in American cities (specifically New York).

* The assimilation of immigrants & the re-emergence of nativism.

Immigration from China & the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

* Angel Island Immigration Station (Ellis Island of the West); Angel Island medical & legal inspections.

* The experience of Japanese, Korean, & Filipino immigrants.

* Mexican & Canadian immigrants.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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