ERIC Number: ED468402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Locke and Walnut Grove: Havens for Early Asian Immigrants in California. Teaching with Historic Places.
Koman, Rita G.
This lesson discusses two California communities, Locke and Walnut Grove, that illustrate the experiences of early Asian immigrants and their struggles to find a place in U.S. society. The lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration files, "Walnut Grove Japanese-American Historic District,""Walnut Grove Chinese-American Historic District,""Walnut Grove Commercial/Residential Historic District," and "Locke Historic District." It can be used in units on immigration or multiculturalism in the United States and can enhance the study of Asian American history. The seven objectives of this lesson plan are: (1) "About This Lesson"; (2) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (3) "Locating the Site: Maps" (California; Locke and Walnut Grove, CA, and the Neighboring Delta Towns); (4) "Determining the Facts: Readings" (Chinese and Japanese Immigrants Come to America; Life in Walnut Grove; Life in Locke); (5) "Visual Evidence: Images" (Chinese Mason Building, Market St. Elevation; Chinese Mason Building River Rd. Elevation; Gakuen Hall, Walnut Grove; Main Street, Locke; Dai Loy Gambling Museum, Locke; Dai Loy Gambling Museum, Floor Plan); (6) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Life as an Immigrant; Census Data; Ethnic Enclaves); (7) "Supplementary Resources." (RJC)
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Citizenship, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Immigrants, Immigration, Intermediate Grades, Japanese Americans, Local History, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/locke/locke.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.