Controversial Topic Lesson Plan

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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 **Disclaimer- please excuse the formatting.  This is intended to be a bulleted list but it does not translate correctly onto the site.***

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Lesson Plan: Historical Perspective on Immigration

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Objective: understand the foundation of our country was based on the idea of immigration and there are pros and cons to accepting immigration in modern society.

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  • Discuss current immigration situation
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    • Assign 4 short news articles for class to read prior to discussion
    • Each student should read one extra news/magazine article and be prepared to discuss it in class
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      • bringing total reading to five articles
      • Seek approval before?
      • Would also accept a well-researched podcast covering the immigration topic
    • What are their thoughts on how the articles are presenting the information?
    • Did anyone review the source of the material? Does knowing the source affect their perception of the material? Can they find the bias?
    • Review textbook material on immigration
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      • Who were the first “immigrants”?
      • Where did most people emigrate from? And during what periods?
      • Historically, what restrictions, if any, have been placed on immigration?
      • Can anyone pinpoint when the idea of “immigrants” would have started in America?
    • What are the pros and cons of immigration today?
    • To avoid student concern about sharing unfavorable opinions, split the class into pro/con camps
    • Can students think of any significant events in American history that would not have been possible without immigration?
    • Is immigration something that should be allowed to happen? How can it be sustainable?
    • Conclusions / Thoughts:
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      • Considering everything discussed in class, and paying attention to the material from the history text, when people today are talking about being “American”, what does that mean?
      • Who qualifies as “American”? Is there even such a thing?
    • Optional Field Trip to Ybor City


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