Becoming America Year 1 Lessons

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Go West, Young Man! Artists Impact on Immigrants to the US in the Mid-1800s


Grades 7-12


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Making an educated decision:
Where Will We Settle in the New World
by Debbie Hartman-McCulley,
Madeline English School, Everett
And that's the cruel reason why I left old Skibberean . . .
The Legacy of the Irish Famine as Displayed in Music,
Art, and Sculpture.
by Matt Bropy & John Streff,
Medford High School
Bird's Eye View Map's Landscape
A new way to visualize the westward movement
by Debbie Corleto,
McGlynn Middle School





Navigating the New World: Famine Immigrants Move to Boston

Grades 9-12
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Letters Home
by Ilana Ascher,
Chelsea High School
This Was Chelsea ...
by Dave LaFontana,
Chelsea High School
I Know Nothing:
Politics in the 1850
by Don Valentine,
Chelsea High Schcool
Tempers and Temperance
Pete Pappavaselio
Chelsea High School



“Native Americans, Read!”: Responses to Irish Immigration

Grades 7-12
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Taking a Stand on Irish
Discrimination
Rebecca Drayer,
South Middle School, Braintree
Puritan Tears for Fears
Jamie Wiggin,
Braintree High School
Snapshot of Native's Treatment
of Early Irish Immigrants
Michael Larkin,
Braintree High School
Fighting Your Way
to American Acceptance
Phil Krall,
Braintree High School



Religious Conflict in Antebellum Boston

Grades 7-12

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The Ursuline Convent Riot of 1834
by Jay Griffin,
Medford High School
Broad Street Riot:
Religious Conflict
in Antebellum Boston
by Taryn Ross,
Medford High School
The Price of Freedom:
Deciding About "Alien Passengers"
by Robert D’Agostino,
Whittier School, Everett

Power of Looms

7-12
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The Rise of The Immigrant Industrialist
by Matt Walton
The Immigrant Journey Then and Now
by Pat Bagnell
Get to Know Harriet Farley
by Aaron Minton
The King of A-Shantee
by Tim Jones


Who are the Know-Nothings?

7-12
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Read, Think and Link to History: Clues to Understanding 19th Century Historical Documents
by Lisa DiSalvatore
We the Irish: A Story of Exclusion
by Dana-Marie Brown
Getting to know the Know-Nothings: how to recruit members for a secret society
by Ann Pember