Changes in American Life 1880-1914
Why take the risk?
Was it worth it?
What was it like for immigrants as they traveled to, arrived at, and lived in the United States?
How did the immigration experience differ for different immigrant groups?
Why did immigrants leave their homes to come to the United States between 1870 and 1930?
What was life like for immigrants?What is immigration and emigration?
Immigration vs. Emigration
Emigration – Leave one country to settle in another.
Immigration – to enter a country to settle there.
Check out the BrainPop on Immigration
Can you trace your family tree back to the old country? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby discuss the movement of people from other countries into the United States. You’ll learn all about how immigrants have impacted the growth of the country, from the earliest settlers in the 1600s to the waves of new arrivals in the 19th and 20th centuries. Find out how Ellis Island played such a big role in the history of U.S. immigration. Tim also touches on the immigration debate of today, explaining the forces that continue to push both legal and illegal immigrants into our borders.
A Changing America:
A Day Ellis Island
Ch 7 Vocabulary
1. Hull House
2. Social Gospel
5. Tammany hall
7. Political Machine
8. Jane Addams
9. New Immigrants
11. Melting Pot
12. Chinese Exclusion Act
13. Ellis Island
14. Angel Island
15. Jim Crow
16. racial discrimination
18. Plessy v Ferguson
19. Booker T Washington
20. W.E.B. Du Bois
22. Ida B. Wells
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The Peopling of America – This is a site that has a timeline/graph of immigration in America from 1790-2000.
Passenger Search – This is a seach site from Ellis Island. Students can use this to find someone to pretend to be. Try using the advanced search to chose an ethnicity.
Scholastic’s Immigration Page – This page has a story about a boy whose family came from Poland and why they left their country to come to America.
Family histories – This page is about several families and their reasons for coming to America.
Immigration: The Living Mosaic of People, Culture, and Hope – This site has many countries background during immigration time.
Interactive tour of Ellis Island – This goes through Ellis Island and what would happen as immigrant ships came in.
https://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/italian_immigration.cfm - Digital History
Photo Collections/Primary Sources
- The New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery, Ellis Island https://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?keyword=col_id:165&so=title* Immigration photos, 1902–1913
- American Memory Collection on Immigration https://memory.loc.gov/ammem* A searchable database of original photos and documents
- The National Archives: Docs Teach https://docsteach.org/documents* Photos and original documents
- 19th Century America www.teacheroz.com/19thcent.htm* Primary source documents arranged by categories (look at Immigrant Workers for the Industrial Machine or City Life in the 19th Century, includes maps, photos, and documents. Documents on the 20th century are at www.teacheroz.com/20thcent.htm*
- A Chronology of U. S. Historical Documents https://www.law.ou.edu/hist/* Site with regularly updated documents from the 1215 Magna Carta to Barak Obama’s State of the Union speech in 2010.
- EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History https://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page*Selected transcriptions, facsimiles, and translations of documents arranged by European country.
- Ellis Island: The Immigrant Experiencehttps://www.ellisisland.org/Immexp/index.asp* Information on Ellis Island, including an interactive timeline, family stories, and ship records
- Scholastic Immigrationhttps://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/seymour* The story of an immigrant’s journey from Poland
- Immigration: The Living Mosaic of People, Culture, and Hopehttps://library.thinkquest.org/20619* A WebQuest that explores the history of different immigrant groups
- Immigration, The Library of Congress https://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/immig/introduction.html* An overview of immigration to the United States by groups that arrived in the greatest numbers
- History Channelwww.historychannel.com/ellisisland/index2.html* The History Channel’s online exhibit of Ellis Island
- Interact Simulationswww.highsmith.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Production/Search.jsp?catalogId=10050&storeId=10001&langId=-1&N=796* The immigration simulation, Gateway, is available from Interact Simulations.
- Destination Americanwww.pbs.org/destinationamerica/usim.html* Overview of US Immigration with personal stories and links to other resources
- Digital Historywww.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/italian_immigration.cfm*Online exhibition on immigration
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the significant changes caused by the industrialization, urbanization, and population growth in the United States during the late 19th century and the origin, issues and impact of the progressive movement.
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