ERIC Number: ED436442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Early Chinese Immigration and the Process of Exclusion. A Unit of Study for Grades 8-12.
Wong, Vivian Wu; Matsusaka, Yoshihisa Tak
Using primary source documents, this teaching unit focuses on the problems Chinese immigrants had in the United States during the late 19th century. Each of three lessons presents issues regarding the decision of Chinese immigrants to come to the United States and their subsequent exclusion from and struggles to assimilate into the U.S. society. The unit offers a unit overview, unit context, correlation to National Standards for U.S. History, unit objectives, a lesson plan list, and a historical background of Chinese immigration and the process of exclusion. Lessons are: (1) "Making a Choice"; (2) "Debating Exclusion"; and (3) "Struggling to Survive." Each lesson includes a variety of ideas and approaches for implementation, student resources in the form of primary source documents, handouts, and a bibliography. (MM)
Descriptors: Chinese, Chinese Americans, Cultural Isolation, Discriminatory Legislation, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Social Discrimination, Social Studies, United States History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Organization of American Historians, Bloomington, IN.; National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: China