Each student: 2 to 3 page paper double-spaced with
attached bibliography and
Each group: a 10 - 15 minute presentation:
debate, dramatic scene, powerpoint, prezi, or glog.
Select 5 original documents and describe the content and purpose of the document and the effect on immigrants. Explain what prompted the document to be written and who wrote it.
What was the response to the document from the general citizenry?
What effect did the document have on immigrants living in the West?
What effect has the document had on immigrants and citizens presently living in the United States?
Chart a chronological map of the United States documents, laws and actions in relationship to the effect on immigrants and citizens in the West from the mid-1800's to 1920.
The members of your group are running for Congress in the late 1800's and are holding a debate. Using factual data, primary source material, and examples from U.S. History, defend or object to immigrants' rights for land, employment, and citizenship. You may present as an actual person from history or create a character.
Make a GLOG that utilizes source material, including photographs, original artwork, photography, film, etc. that you and your group have created. Consider your presentation and the purpose of the GLOG. Is it to convince? Explain?
Create original characters based on immigrants' history and write a theatrical presentation. Incorporate primary source work into your presentation. Consider creating tableaus using the members of your group. Consider the theme and purpose of your presentation and what you want your audience to remember.