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This worksheet is designed to help students organize and understand the data retrieved from the 1855 Census Database.
In this activity students learn about the religious, class, and ethnic tensions between reformers and residents in the working-class Irish immigrant neighborhood of Five Points. Students research roles of a Protestant reformer and two Irish women [...]
This worksheet assists students and teachers in assessing the historical understanding demonstrated in the "Reformers versus Residents in the Five Points" Role Play activity.
This worksheet helps students to gather evidence from two primary documents from young women who worked in the textile factories of Lowell, Massachusetts, during the 1830s and 1840s, and use that evidence in a paragraph.
In this activity, students look at census records from antebellum Five Points and compare them to depictions of the neighborhood and its residents. Students will evaluate whether observers described Five Points as a neighborhood or slum. The [...]
This worksheet helps students analyze Charles Dickens' observations about the Five Points neighborhood during his 1841 visit to the United States.
This activity helps students navigate and make sense of the information available in the Five Points census database. In the activity, students use the database to test hypotheses about life and residents in the Five Points. For this activity, [...]