ERIC Number: ED414224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
One Nation, Many Peoples: Immigration in the United States. A Resource Book.
Pferdehirt, Julia; Schreiner, Dave; DiPrima, Liza; Kniskern, Ann
This resource book provides historical summaries, primary source documents, reproducible activities, creative project suggestions and research ideas on the study of immigration to the United States. The book is divided into eight units that correspond to eight geographic regions: East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, West Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. Each of the 8 units also contains information, report topics, and project ideas specific to that immigrant group. Each unit opens with a section of teacher instructions, followed by pages that are written for students and may be duplicated at the teacher's discretion for their use. These pages include: (1) "Why They Came to America" providing a historical summary about the featured group; (2) "In Their Own Words" including primary source materials from and about that group; (3) "We Change-Traditions Remain" explaining the history and meanings behind some of the cultural traditions of the featured group; (4) "Folkways in a Nation of Immigrants" suggesting hands-on projects and crafts designed to expose students to the folkways, traditions, and culture of the immigrant group; and (5) "Research and Writing Topics" offering opportunities for students to tailor their report topics and research. Teacher suggestions for enrichment are offered along with a resource list of recommended fiction and nonfiction books, articles, films and other sources for study. (EH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Immigrants, Immigration, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Migration, Multicultural Education, Population Trends, Social Studies, United States History
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