Becoming America Year 3

Summer Institute - Day 1

Monday, August 15, 2011

For a summary of the days events, see the BA Blog entry for Summer Institute Day 1


TIME
DESCRIPTION
PRESENTERS
9:00am
  • Meet at Boston Public Library (700 Boylston Street, Boston).
    Use the Dartmouth Street entrance
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    BPL Dartmouth Entrance

9:00am
  • Breakfast - Orientation Room (down the hall from the lobby in the old wing).

9:00-9:30am
  • Teacher and institute introductions
  • review institute schedule
  • overview project evaluation
  • Molly Laden, TRITEC
  • Diane Schilder
9:30-12:00pm
  • Presentation:
    "Origins of Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in America: Old Stock America and Its Foreign Born"
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    Analyzing immigration data

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    Professor Cannato leads discussion

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    A look at U.S. ancestry map

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    Immigration Statistics can be informative
12:00-1:00pm
  • Lunch
    (on your own)

1:00-2:00pm
  • Orientation to the Boston Public Library
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    We The People - map resource book on ethnic diversity

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    Print Department introduction

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    Social Sciences Department
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2:00-3:15
  • BPL Scavenger Hunt Activity
    Watch teachers present their research findings. (10 minute video)

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    Mary and Rebecca search the Rare Books card catalog

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    American Restriction League - Rare Books

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    Searching the card catalogs

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    Allotments of Land, Dorchester MA 1660

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    Matt and Kevin find immigrant themed sheet music

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  • Reporting Scavenger Hunt results to the group bay3-si-day1-kmg-03.jpg
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