In the culminating project of the History in the Classroom - Summer Institute, participating teachers created lesson plans for all levels of students from the historical resources and themes covered in the workshops.
The lesson plans included below are initial drafts and will be revised during the academic year. We are also planning to add student responses to these lessons in order to assess the most effective methods and materials. Through this process, we hope to create effectual, participatory, student-centered lessons, while acknowledging any potential difficulties in teaching the material, and learning collectively from sources.
Lesson plans will include: photographs, sample documents, central questions, and a depth of content about particular historical sociological and legal aspects of American immigrant experiences. The Institute seeks to connect participating teachers and other educators with links to extensive resources around the city and the web.
Lesson Plans from participating teachers
- Ramon E. Cabrera: Lesson plan for Immigration, Citizenship and the Constitution
- Antonia Cucchiara: Did Jacob Riis's photography capture the immigrant experience accurately?
- Michael Gladstone and Elizabeth Moncayo: How can we learn about the immigrant experience through primary sources?
- M. Holland and Abby Renner: Immigration: A matter of survival
- Alezandra Melendrez: Immigration Unit
- Brenda A. Nunez: The Immigration Experience
- Emily Patterson: Immigration and the Role of Families
- Kathleen Reddington: Why did Jacob Riis sensationalize life on the Lower East Side?
- Abby Rennert: Immigration to the U.S. in the 19th and 20th Centuries: The women who went, the women who stayed behind, and their impact.
- Seth Robbins: What can primary sources tell us about how people responded to challenges of immigration in the decades around the turn of the 20th century?
- Sharon Shambourger: How does the 14th Amendment affect immigrant rights?
Other sources for lesson plans
- Dr. Robert Cohen's lesson plans from the New Deal Network, which features a database of photographs and other documents useful to teachers of U.S. history: Dear Mrs. Roosevelt.