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Lesson Plans

Complimenting the #ImmigrationSyllabus, these publicly available lesson plans give busy educators ready made tools to teach, engage, and inform their students. These are highly adaptable activities that can work in any classroom. Links to the plans, as well as the creator of the lesson plans, are listed below. If there are lesson plans you’d like to add to the list, please contact for their inclusion.

The War Relocation Centers of World War II: When Fear was Stronger than Justice (National Park Service)

Peak Immigration Years (National Park Service)

Text to Text: Comparing Jewish Refugees of the 1930s With Syrian Refugees Today (New York Times)

Chinese Immigration and Exclusion (Stanford History Education Group)

Japanese Internment (Stanford History Education Group)

Border Challenges: Responding to the Global Migration Crisis (New York Times)

Immigrant Stories Curriculum (Immigration History Research Center)

Mexican Labor in the 1920s (Stanford History Education Group)