School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 4. Analyze patterns of immigration to the United States before 1877

Objective a. Identify the push and pull factors responsible for immigration to the United States, such as the forced migration of Africans and Western European migration

Resource Links

http://memory.loc.gov/learn//features/immig/alt/introduction.html
Wonderful website by the Library of Congress with information about each of the major immigrant groups.
http://library.thinkquest.org/20619/index.html
Website on immigration that provides information on each major group of immigrants.
http://www.hsp.org/node/2366
Irish immigration lesson plans, from the Pennsylvania Historical Society
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Resources for Objective 5.B.4.a:
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