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Putting Immigration on the Back Burner

Grades:

11 |

Subject:

U.S. |

Date:

October 21, 2009

Files:

This video would be an excellent stepping stone into a discussion pertaining to issues regarding immigration today. In American Cultures we discuss the massive immigration pattern that existed in the late 1800s and early 1900s and how newcomers disliked the new immigrants. This video could link the past to the future in regards to how Americans view immigration and what immigration policies existed then and now.
A sound knowledge of immigration history, as well as knowledge about the changes that have occurred in immigration policy (as well as what proposed changes have been currently suggested) is required background knowledge for this lesson.