ERIC Number: ED258854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Immigrant Experience: A Polish-American Model. Student Materials.
Social Studies Development Center, Bloomington, IN.
Designed to supplement eleventh grade U.S. history textbooks, the self-contained activities in this student guide will help students learn about Polish immigration to America. Intended for use with an accompanying teacher's guide, the activities are organized around five themes: (1) the colonial period: early Polish-American influence; (2) the American Revolution through the Civil War: Polish American perspectives; (3) Reconstruction and immigration; (4) immigration and industrialization; and (5) contemporary issues, concerns, and perspectives. Students read, discuss, and answer questions about short reading selections including "Poles in Jamestown,""Influential Poles in Colonial America,""European Factors Influencing Polish Immigration and Settlement in Colonial America,""Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817),""Silesian Poles in Texas,""Learning about America and Preparing to Leave Silesia,""Polish Migration and Attitudes in the Post-Revolutionary Period (1783-1860's), "Examples of One Extreme Opinion of a Southern Polish Immigrant,""Reconstruction and Silesian Poles in Panna Maria Texas,""United States Immigration Policy: 1793-1965,""Poletown,""The Polish American Community," and "Current Trends in U.S. Immigration." Other activities involve students in role playing, analyzing case studies, reading primary source materials, and analyzing census data. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.
Authoring Institution: Social Studies Development Center, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For teacher's guide, see ED 230 451.