The Immigration Act of 1924 Primary Source Analysis

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An engaging classroom lesson exploring the Immigration Act of 1924, constructed to generate analytical thinking and offer an a thoughtful understanding of immigration perspectives; this resource, tailored for educators, features editable materials, ten modified primary sources, and a detailed lesson plan.

Pages: 6 pages + 10 slides

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Explore the Immigration Act of 1924 in this comprehensive classroom lesson that discusses the historical background and biased motivations. This full-class session invites students to analyze the anti-immigrant stance of the act through a document sort, gaining insight into many points of view regarding the act.

This lesson provides a nuanced yet accessible exploration of a significant moment in history. Perfect for encouraging critical thinking and a deeper understanding of immigration perspectives, I created this resource to encourage students to think more critically about the immigrant experience and how immigration restrictions impacted them. Documents have been modified to reach students towards student understanding.

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Included within this resource:

  • A Printable Version of the lesson – PDF (not editable), PowerPoint (editable), and a link to the Google Slides Version
  • Ten primary sources – edited for middle school students – two for students to analyze and the rest students will use in a document sort
  • A Detailed Lesson Plan


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