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Neighborhood or Slum? Snapshots of Five Points, 1827-1867
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 [...]
Tags: Common Core Reading, Delving into Data, Five Points, Group Work, Irish Immigration, Lessons in Looking, Smartboard, Using Political Cartoons
Item Type: Teaching Activity
Historical Era: Antebellum America (1816-1860)
Let's Make an Immigration Deal
In this game, students are assigned different immigrant identities and advance based on their access to economic opportunity and religious, political, and social liberties at different times in U.S. history.