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Immigration Final Projects

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These units and individual lessons were created by participants in Year 1 of the TEC Teaching American History program between September 2008 and August 2009. The focus of this year of coursework was immigration. Participants created not only lessons and entire units, but wrote scholarly papers focused on immigrant individuals and artifacts and places related to immigration.


Ashland (Middle School): The Immigrant and the Immigrant Experience


Arlington Project (Armenian Immigration)


Dedham High School:

(Immigration Over Time in the Greater Boston Area

Colonialism to the 21st Century)

     Part 1

     Part 2


Dover/Sherborn Immigration Units

     Part 1: "Countries of Origin" Unit

     Part 2 (Lessons for Grade 2)

     Part 3: The Immigrant Experience: Neighborhoods and Homes 

     Grade 3 Immigration Unit

     Boston Immigration Lessons (Grade 2)


Framingham 1 (Grade 4 Unit on Modern Immigration)

Part 1

Part 2: Chinese Immigration


Framingham 2 

Part 1: Eames, Knight, Fuller & Perini:  Tracing the Contribution of Immigrants in Framingham

Part 2: Framingham Villages and Regions 


Medfield High School Immigration Project 

Part 1: Patterns of Immigration: The United States, Massachusetts & Medfield 

Part 2: Irish, Canadian & Italians Immigrants



     Pt. 1: Natick Immigration from 1631 to present day

     Pt. 2: Examining Places & Artifacts around Natick from 1631 to present day



A View From the Past: The Journey to America 1840-1940

     Part 1

     Part 2 


Phoenix School Immigration Project, Part I Bringing Immigration to Life (geared for Alternative Schools grades 9-12)

Phoenix School Immigration Project, Part II 


Walpole Immigration Project (Grs. 3-5) 

Part 1: Immigration & Ellis Island

Part 2: Places and Artifacts related to immigration


Wellesley (Grade 3/4): Artifacts and Oral Histories of Russian Immigrants


Westwood High School 

Part 1: The Roosevelts and the American Dream

Part 2: The Pilgrims and Lowell Mill Girls


Wayland HS Project: Immigration and the Gilded Age




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