| Unit 4:
Growing Cities and Immigration
Frameworks for America's Past
on the links below -
Study Guide: pages 55 - 64
(pages are shown with notes and maps completed)
Exploring: History in their own words
Jane Addams Works for Better Cities
2. Immigration - Ellis Island and Angel Island
3. Tenement buildings and overcrowding
4. Immigrants: Welcomed. . . or not?
5. Jane Addams and settlement houses
6. Big city "political machines"
|| Making sourdough bread and peanut butter cookies in
a wood burning stove
and Internet sites
Students: Check with your parents for permission before visiting Internet links.
|Growing cities and
immigration - late 1800s and early 1900s
segment from The Century: America's Time - Seeds of Change (2 of
3). Watch from 11:02 to 14:48, and continue on to the next
segment (part 3 of 3), from 0:00 to 4:30.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island - 2 Minute Tour (a short video)
Ellis Island oral (spoken) histories (a video with three short but emotionally powerful accounts by immigrants telling their memories of arriving in America.)
Tenement Museum (a video about the popular museum that shows what life was like for people living in tenement buildings in the Lower East Side neighborhood in New York City during the late 1800s and early 1900s)
San Francisco, 1906 - trolley ride and street scenes (a video with rare old film footage - the music was added in recent times)
Maps - Immigration patterns: 1870 - 1880 - 1890 - 1900 (This online historical atlas lets you click on the timeline to change the year, and get immigration data for specific counties / cities.)
Music: Spanish Lady (an old Irish song, performed by a group from Ireland that often visits the U.S. Irish music has long had a big influence on American music.)
|Mainly for teachers||America:
The Story of Us TV
mini-series, Episode 7, "Cities," has good video segments about
New York City in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This widely
praised production originally ran on the History Channel. Less
than $20 on Amazon for the 3 DVD set. Topics in this episode
The myth of name changing at Ellis Island An article from the New York Public Library shows that the claim about immigrants' names often being changed at Ellis Island is not true.
"No Irish" signs - did they really exist? This article originally published in the Journal of Social History (2002) by a well-known historian argues that if they existed at all, they were very rare.
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