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									Comparing US Immigration, Past
           and Present:
 How are Modern Immigrants to
  the U.S. Different and Similar
from the Immigrants of the Early
           By:Christina Ebert
      Grade level - Time frame
• High School Juniors -   • Two 45 minute class
  11th Grade                periods and 30
                            minutes of
                            homework for each of
                            the 2 nights
History Standard 2
Understand major trends, key turning points,and the
  roles of influential individuals and groups in
U.S. history from the Civil War to World War I.
Understand the composition and significance of late
  19th century immigration.
Describes the obstacles,opportunities, and
  contributions of immigrants.
     Web sites for the homework
1st night:                  2nd night:
Answer the questions from   Answer the questions given
   Myths & Realities           in class using the
   Immigration Quiz            information from    the U.S. Census for 2003
   entlens/newamericans/new    at the following web site:
       Assessment Guidelines:

Day One:
Write a paragraph to evaluate how much
  information about immigration that you really
  knew, and mention the facts that you were wrong
  about after answering the Myths & Realities
  Immigration Quiz . Fill out the table with the
  information from the quiz.
      Assessment Guidelines:

Day Two:
The 2nd homework assignment questions will be
turned in individually and graded by the teacher.
Using the information from those questions write
a one page report about the group of immigrants
that seem to need the most help in integrating
themselves to the American way of life, and give
ideas about how that group can be helped.
       Assessment Guidelines:

Final Task to Complete Assignment
  Compare today's immigrants to the
  immigrants of the 1900's and make a
  synthesis of the similarities and differences
  of both groups. by using a table format, a
  check off list, or pictures.
Has immigration changed in the U.S. from the
 1900's to the present? How has it changed
 and what are the present challenges?
             Lesson Plan:
New Vocabulary
Old immigrants
New immigrants
New Americans
World region population
Native population
 Contributions of Ethnic groups
Ethnic    Irish    German Russian       Hispanic
group     american american Jewish      american
Food or Potatoes Brats,       Brisket   Salsa,
Music                Sauer-             tacos
                     Kraut              Fajitas
Customs St.Patrick's October- Hanukah   5th of
        Day          Fest               May
Famous Henry       Albert     Henry     Oscar De
members Ford       Einstein   Kissinger la Renta
        Questions for the 2003
         Population Survey
1. - How many foreign-born people live in the
2. - What is the percentage of foreign-born
   represented in the U.S. population?_________
3. - What part or region of the world is represented
   most on the pie graph?_____________________
   Looking at the graph what are the percentages of
   the other world regions?___________________
        Questions for the 2003
         Population Survey
4. - What is the percentage of Latin American
   foreign born compared to the native population?
5. - Has the citizenship of the foreign-born increased
   or decreased? ________________
   Give percentage of 3 decades:_____________
   Why do you think that before 1970 there was an
   80.9 citizenship rate?_____________________
6. - Comparing the foreign-born to native population
   which age group are most of the foreign born?___
        Questions for the 2003
         Population Survey
7. - Which age group of male and female foreign
   born make up the biggest group?___
8. - Which percentage of foreign-born are under the
   age of 18 compared to the native
9. - Which two world regions have populations aged
   18 to 64 compared to the native
       Questions for the 2003
        Population Survey
10. - What percentage of foreign-born aged 65
  and over is from Europe compared to native
  population? ____________________
11. - What is the marital status of the foreign-
  born compared to the native population?
  What do they have less of than the native
        Questions for the 2003
         Population Survey
12. - Which world region population has less than a
  9th Grade education compared to the native
13. - Which world region has the most foreign-born
  population with a Bachelor's degree or higher and
  which region has the
14. - Which world region has the highest
        Questions for the 2003
         Population Survey
15.- Which two world regions have the highest
  earnings of $50,000 or more._________________
  Which has the least?___________________
16.- Which world region earns less than $20,000 for
  year round, full-time work? __________________
17.- Which world region lives below the poverty
18.- What residence area of the U.S. has the largest
  foreign-born population? ______________
19.- In what regions of the U.S do most of the
  foreign-born live? _______________
Compare Pictures
            Picture A

Picture B
Picture A                         Picture B
1.- Is this a modern picture or   1.- Is this a recent picture or
   one from the early                one from the early
   1900's?______________             1900’s?______________
2.- Why do you think              2.- Why do you think
   so?___________                    so?___________
3.- What ethnic group does        3.- What ethnic group does
   this picture                      this picture represent?___
   represent?_____________        4.- What do you think is the
4.- Do you think this family         age group of these people
   is poor or rich?_________         shown in this picture?
5.- What do they need to do          ____________________
   to integrate themselves in     5.- Describe the picture in
   the American way of               detail.________________
Detail of Picture B
          1. Can you tell what world
             region is the costume
          2. What kind of music is she
             dancing for?___________
          3. Why do people perform
             regional dances?________
          4. Why is culture important
             to people?_____________
          5. Do ethnic groups in the
             U.S. preserve their
             traditions? ____________
Check Off List about Immigrants
Topic:                 from the   Modern or
                       1900's     Present
Legal Status
Young Age group
Good Education
Works too many hours
Low Wages or
High Unemployment
College Education
Database         Independentlens: The New
“Take The Immigration Myths and Realities Quiz.”
( July 12,2007)
Database U.S. Census Bureau “ A profile of
The Foreign-Born Population in the United States:
   demo/foreign/slides.html (July 12,2007)
Supplementary Materials:
Theme Booklets
Pile, Murray. National Geographic’s Theme
  Sets”Immigration to the U.S.”
2005 National Geographic Society.Washington D.C.

Picture A
Hine's 1905 photograph of an Italian
344 x 504 - 214k - jpg
Picture B:

East High School Folkloric Dance Group,
  Rockford, Il. 2003.
Hispanic students in costumes performed regional
  dances from Jalisco, Mexico.
The folkloric dances are performed with Mariachi
  music. The state of Jalisco is known for the
  Mariachi music, the drink of tequila and the
  proud spirit of the Mexican “charro”.

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