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Showing Grade 8, Unit 12c, Immigration and Social Issues
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Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.table.html#amendments

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Which of these amendments address social issues of 19th century America? Standards 8.2.6, 8.2.7, 8.11.5, and 11.10.7

Comments: Required reading under AB3086.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 159

America at the Centennial

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog13/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Review the character of America on its 100th birthday. The promise of abundance was foreshadowed in the steam engine, telephone, typewriter, electric lights, and internal combustion engine. But, though the Declaration and the Constitution were being celebrated, there were still huge gaps between the rights of white men and the other people of the nation: African Americans, Women and Native Americans. Learn about these groups and their struggles. Standards 8.11.3, 8.12.2, and 8.12.9

Comments: This Biography of America site has a map, a primary source photo activity, the transcript of the video on which the site is built, a timeline and a webography.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 165

Angel Island

http://www.angel-island.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an oral history project of Chinese Americans done by Lydia Lum. Standard 4.4.3, 4.4.4 and 8.12.5

Comments: These short primary interviews are a good length for students.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 267

Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=47

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In the spring of 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur. This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. For the first time, Federal law proscribed restrictions on entry of an ethnic group under the reasoning that it was protecting other people's welfare. Standard 4.4.3, 8.12.7, and 11.2.3

Comments: This site has an introduction to the document, a picture of the handwritten document and a transcription.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 640

Eyewitness: Snapshot of Immigrants at Ellis Island

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/snpim.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Drag your mouse across this photo of immigrants on the dock at Ellis Island in 1912 and information about events in this decade that influenced their lives appears in a box. Standards 8.12.7 and 11.2.2

Comments: Project this picture on a screen as a "set" and do a skit by playing the role of an immigrant from this time.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1173

Immigration and Naturalization Service

http://www.formdomain.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This INS site has current and historical information, including statistics and laws, on immigration to the U.S. since 1790. Standard 5.8.1, 8.12.7, and 11.11.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1693

Liberty State Park

http://www.libertystatepark.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Information about Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty is contained on this commercial park site. There is a live cam at the Statue of Liberty, and photos of the statue and other sites at Ellis Island. Standards K.2, 1.3.3, 3.4.3, and 8.12.7

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1971

Lower Manhattan Project: Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the Century

http://www.tenant.net/Community/LES/contents.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Collection of articles and documentary sources describing city life in the working class tenements of New York at the end of the 19th century. Standards 8.12.5, 11.2.2 and 11.12.7

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2025

Tenement Virtual Reality

http://www.wnet.org/archive/tenement/virtual.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Visit two New York tenement "apartments" as they appeared at 97 Orchard St. in the 1870's and 1930's, using navigable QuickTime VR panoramas. There are also articles about the history of the time and the families who lived in these apartments. Standards 8.12.5, 8.12.6 and 11.2.2

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2939

Ida B. Wells and Her Passion for Justice

http://www.duke.edu/~ldbaker/classes/AAIH/caaih/ibwells/ibwbkgrd.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is a brief biography of Ida B. Wells with photograph. She was a fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist, and speaker. She stands as one of our nation's most uncompromising leaders and most ardent defenders of human rights. Standard 8.12.0, 11.2.9 and 11.10.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1667

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