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U.S American History: Immigrants. Objective: SWBAT identify the living conditions immigrants endured Warm-up: ***What were some of the reasons immigrants came to America? Why did Jacob Riis take these photographs?. Agenda. Vocab Boxes Completion (10 min) Jacob Riis Intro (2 min)

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U s american history immigrants

U.SAmerican History: Immigrants

Objective: SWBAT identify the living conditions immigrants endured

Warm-up:

***What were some of the reasons immigrants came to America?

Why did Jacob Riis take these photographs?


Agenda
Agenda

  • Vocab Boxes Completion (10 min)

  • Jacob Riis Intro (2 min)

  • Slideshow and Discussion Questions (15 min)

  • “How the Other Half Lives” (15 min)

  • Political Cartoons about Immigrants (10 min)

  • Group Work with cartoons ( 25 minutes)


Vocabulary boxes your turn
Vocabulary Boxes- Your Turn

Tenement

Immigrant

Enclave

Muckraker

Culture

Custom

Ellis Island

Definition

Illustration

Tenement

Example

Sentence


Definitions
Definitions

  • Tenement: an overcrowded, poorly built apartment building

  • Immigrant: a person who moved permanently from one country to another

  • Enclave: an area or neighborhood where most residents are of one nationality, race, or religion

  • Muckraker: one who exposes corruption or scandal in public life

  • Culture: the beliefs, customs, practices, and social behavior of a particular nation or people


Jacob riis
Jacob Riis

  • New York City photographer and author

  • Documented poverty on the Lower East Side

  • Opened eyes of richer residents

  • One of the first muckrakers


Jacob riis photo slides
Jacob Riis Photo Slides

  • http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7eMA01/Davis/photography/riis/riis.html

  • While we look through the slide, remember to take notes of what you see in order to earn your points during our discussion of the posted questions.


Homework questions
Homework Questions

  • Why do you think these images of mothers and children would be shocking to more wealthy women?

  • Why did Jacob Riis take so many pictures of homeless people (especially children and lodging houses)

  • Why would the faces of these people be so scary to readers of the book?

  • What solutions do you think Jacob Riis supported?







How the other half lives
How the Other Half Lives

  • Listen as we read the provided excerpt from Jacob Riis’ book

  • Use the article to answer the questions about life in the tenements

  • Be ready to share your thoughts!


Next steps political cartoons
Next Steps:Political Cartoons

Some starting tips-

  • Symbolism: Uncle Sam, Eagles, Statue of Liberty

  • Read the caption and any labels!

  • The artist will give away their opinions with comparisons

    -dark/light

    -dirty/clean

    -ugly/beautiful

    -scared/evil


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