Students will be able to analyze primary sources to weigh the question
“How have Americans Responded to Immigration?”
Students will be able to justify their reasoning and use of the primary sources by writing a reflection response.
Students will be able to source primary documents to determine how bias may have influenced the content
Students will analyze primary sources to use them as evidence to support an opinion. Students will “make their case” responding to the question:
What kinds of evidence can you find to support your opinion that people who are angry about new immigrants often come from families that were once immigrants?
Students will source, corroborate, close read, and think like historians during this lesson.
Weighing the Evidence:
How Have Americans Responded to Immigration?
- Create an account at www.docsteach.org (This website is created through the National Archives)
- Create a class so you can easily push out the link to your students
- Assign the lesson: Weighing the Evidence, How Have Americans Responded to Immigration
Make Your Case
- Create an account at https://mycasemaker.org/ (This website is created through the Library of Congress)
- Choose the lesson: Anger Against Immigrants
3. Provide students with the Challenge Code for the lesson