Immigration: 1870-1930

Help your students fully discover what their very own ancestors went through to be an American. The broadsheet essays detail the difficulties both skilled and unskilled newcomers often met. The timeline shows the change in the pattern of immigration from Northern Europeans to Mediterranean and Asian peoples. The hands-on documents bring the immigrants' experiences into your students' hands with a citizenship certificate, actual minutes of a deportation hearing, and a classroom poster of Ellis Island photographs. This portfolio includes a Study Guide with reproducible student activities, and an Immigration Timeline of the years between 1860 and 1930. 7 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * Immigration in the Industrial Age * Northern Europeans, The Continuing Stream * Asians: The Chinese * Asians: The Japanese * Italians & Mediterranean Peoples * Eastern Europeans * Jewish Immigration 14 Primary Source Documents: * "Tariff of Immigration Fares" folder, Philadelphia, 1887 * American Citizen Certificate for Russian, Aaron Rubin, 1896 * "Ellis Island" photo poster, scenes from 1900-1914 * Minutes of Ellis Island deportation inquiry, 1903 * Questionnaire requiring racial, political information, 1905 * "Chances for Homemakers" railway promotion, 1906 * Letter to President Roosevelt on shameful treatment of immigrants at Ellis Island, 1906 * Passport: bureaucratic immigration process in Europe, 1907 * Identification certificate, attempt to bypass exclusion laws * Telegram urging "cheap Chinese labor" be excluded, 1911 * Ship's passenger manifest lists actor Charles Chaplin, 1912 * U.S. Census questionnaire, 1920 * Poster of selected photos and cartoons on immigrant life * "What Every Immigrant Should Know" booklet, 1922

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6082-3
Author: Christine Brendel Scriabine, Ph.D.
Copyright: 1995
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"