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Immigration and Ethnicity: Primary Sources and Lesson Plans
Immigration, General Top

America: Dreams and Realities
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 that explores various perceptions about America, from "the land of opportunity" to the opposite. The lesson plan includes the impressions of 19th century Chinese immigrants, the famous traveler Alexis de Toqueville, and more.

American Immigration History
A research guide, particularly to resources in the Rutgers University Libraries, for studying the American immigration experience. The guide includes resources specific to New Jersey immigration history.

Census 2000 Briefs and Special Reports
Reports from the U.S. Census Bureau profiling 2000 census trends, including migration patterns of the foreign born, profiles of Asian and Hispanic Americans, and more.

Digital History: Ethnic America
Provides primary resources, a chronology, an image collection and more on ethnic American groups, particularly African American, Mexican American, Native American and Asian American.

Facts about Immigrants
Interesting statistics about the composition and role of immigrants in today's society, from the National Immigration Law Center.

Finding Your Spot in the World
Students in grades 4-8 learn how immigration brings new ideas and cultural changes to a community. Students will learn to identify the ethnicities in their local communities as well as their own ethnic heritage. Students will also learn to read local and world maps.

GEM: the Gateway to Educational Materials
More than 300 Lesson plans, educational activities and websites pertaining to immigration are available at the GEM website.

Genealogy Research
A lesson plan for grade 11 to personalize history through the lives of real people, discovered via genealogy research.

The Great American Potluck
Exploring the immigration experience in America through regional and ethnic recipes. Users can browse recipes and submit their own. Part of the American Memory project at the Library of Congress.

Immigration Lesson Plans and Resources
An alphabetical special topic within the larger Large collections of Lessons for Multiple Social Studies Subjects website. Lesson plans and teacher resources for teaching about immigration at many grade levels. Internet resources used include the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress and books, such as Coming to America by Betsy Maestro.

Immigration: Themed Resources - For Teachers
Trace the immigrant experience and study contributions by immigrant Americans through historic film clips; images of Ellis Island, Angel Island and immigrant groups; presentations, letters and manuscripts.

The Independent Lens: New Americans
An excellent resource from PBS with information and interactive activities (quizzes, activities, etc.) for exploring the experiences and cultures of immigrant Americans.

Learning about Immigration through Oral History
Grade 11 students learn how to identify and interpret oral histories.

The Lincoln Index
A grade 12 lesson plan that uses the Lincoln Index to estimate population sizes and then calculates the effect of immigration and emigration on the population size.

Reframing America: Photography through the Eyes of Immigrants
Explores aspects of immigration as revealed by photographs from 7 photographers included in the Center for Creative Photography collection.

Service Learning Network: Fostering Diversity
The spring 2002 issue of Network focuses on service learning activities to foster respect for multiculturalism among participants.

TeacherVision.com: Immigration
Lesson plans and resources for teaching immigration.

ThinkQuest: From One Life to Another
An interactive site with quizzes, essays and links on the immigrant experience in America.

U.S. Census Bureau: Population Publications
Publications on U.S. populations, including predominant ethnic groups.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This government site includes historical and background information on immigration issues such as asylum, obtaining citizenship, immigrant workers in the U.S. and other aspects of modern-day immigration.

Immigration and Ethnicity in New Jersey Top

Immigration Restrictions - New Jersey Historical Commission
Books, articles, teacher's guides, audiovisual materials, documents and Internet links for teaching about this topic.

Immigration since 1945 - New Jersey Historical Commission
Books, articles, teacher's guides, audiovisual materials, documents and Internet links for teaching about this topic.

Touring 20th Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920
Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company used to create turn of the century postcards. These New Jersey images can be used to illustrate the landscape of the turn of the century immigrant.

Waves of Immigration - New Jersey Historical Commission
Books, articles, teacher's guides, audiovisual materials, digital documents and Internet links for teaching about this topic.

African-American Experience in New Jersey Top

Afro-Americans in New Jersey: A short history
A book by Giles R. Wright, published by the New Jersey Historical Commission in 1989, covering the African-American presence and experience in New Jersey from Colonial times to the 1980s.

Cases adjudged in the Supreme Court of New-Jersey; relative to the manumission of Negroes and others holden in bondage
Electronic texts from the official records of New Jersey Justices of the Supreme Court and Attorneys General. These cases are primary source material for studying the practice of slavery in New Jersey. From the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library.

African-American Women - New Jersey Women's History website
Original documents relating to the experiences of African-American Women in New Jeresy, including acts legislating women's votes, documents pertaining to the selling and freeing of women slaves, and more. This webliography is part of the New Jersey Women's History website, a website created by the Women's Project of New Jersey, Inc. in 2001.

Slavery - New Jersey Women's History website
Documents and illustrations pertaining to the institution of slavery in New Jersey, part of the New Jersey Women's History website, a website created by the Women's Project of New Jersey, Inc. in 2001.

A Community Remembers - African American Life in Princeton
Text and images from a past exhibit at the Princeton Historical Society, 11-10-1995 to 4-10-1996.

African-Americans in Colonial New Jersey - New Jersey Historical Commission
Books, digital documents and multimedia for teaching about African Americans in Colonial New Jersey.

The Gradual Abolition of Slavery, the Underground Railroad and the Colonization Movement - New Jersey Historical Commission
Books, articles, teacher's guides, audiovisual materials and digital documents for teaching about this topic.

The Great Migration - New Jersey Historical Commission
Books, articles, teacher's guides, audiovisual materials digital documents and Internet links for teaching about this topic.

New Jersey's Underground Railroad Heritage
A colorful 14-page book on New Jersey's underground railroad from the New Jersey Historical Commission. Includes a map of stations on the railway.

New Jersey African American History Curriculum Guide: Grades 9-12
This unique educational resource, consisting of 15 modules tracing the African-American experience from earliest times to the present, is "the first curriculum resource available to New Jersey high school teachers that weaves the strands of the American, black American, and black New Jersey pasts into a common thread."

Asian-American Experience in New Jersey Top

Seabrook Educational & Cultural Center
Photographs and other resources pertaining to Seabrook Farms, a farm and frozen food company in Southern New Jersey that employed Japanese-Americans from internment camps during World War II.

Seabrook at War 1995 (RealAudio)
"Seabrook Farms in southern New Jersey recruited agricultural and cannery workers including German prisoners of war; West Indian contract laborers, Japanese Americans, and Japanese Peruvians from wartime detention camps in America. The documentary is narrated by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; it was written and produced by Marty Goldensohn and David Steven Cohen. A co-production of WWFM, Trenton and the NJ Historical Commission. 1 hr. special, divided into two 1/2 hour segments for convenient listening on the WWW" Quote from the website, "Talking History."

Coming from India 1998 (RealAudio)
"This documentary takes a close look at the East Indian community of New Jersey, which ranks third in Asian-Indian population (after California and New York). It is narrated by Chitra Ragavan, and written and produced by Marty Goldensohn and David Steven Cohen. Coming From India is a co-production of NJN Radio and the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of State." Quoted description from the Talking History website. These files are not yet available for listening.

European Immigration to New Jersey Top

A Brief History of New Sweden in America
A brief essay, with illustrations and chronology, of New Sweden settlements on the Delaware River in the 17th and 18th centuries.

New Netherland and New Sweden - New Jersey Historical Commission
Books, audiovisual materials, Internet sites and more, for teaching and learning about early Dutch and Swedish immigrants.

New Sweden Farmstead Museum
A brief history of the New Sweden colony in New Jersey.

Jewish-American Experience in New Jersey Top

Jersey Homesteads Website
Part of the Electronic New Jersey project, a collaboration of Rutgers University Libraries Special Collections/University Archives and New Jersey schools, this site provides an interactive educational experience of the Roosevelt community, a utopian experiment in 1937 that was part of a depression-era "return to the land" movement.

Native-American Experience in New Jersey Top

Lenape - New Jersey Women's History Website
Illustrations and artifacts of the Lenape, part of the New Jersey Women's History website, a website created by the Women's Project of New Jersey, Inc. in 2001.

Native Americans - New Jersey Women's History Website
Illustrations, deeds, etc. reflecting the Native American experience in New Jersey, part of the New Jersey Women's History website, a website created by the Women's Project of New Jersey, Inc. in 2001.

The Lenape Indians - New Jersey Historical Commission
Books, articles, activities, excerpts from historical documents and more, for teaching and learning about the Lenape Indians.

The Brotherton Indian Reservation - the Road to Removal - New Jersey Historical Commission
Books, articles, teacher's guides, audiovisual materials and documents for teaching and learning about this topic.

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