Migrant Struggle

The American Dream is a goal that many pursue, but is it truly attainable for all people? An in-depth lesson explores the plight of migrants in twentieth-century America. The resource includes a video and author biographies and challenges scholars to give a presentation and write letters, journals, and poetry.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups read "Civil Disobedience" and discuss modern examples of Thoreau's political activism
Classroom Considerations
  • Print the timeline and author biographies for students in advance 
  • The 12th installment of a 16-part series
  • Includes a video overview with discussion questions
  • Provides teaching tips and highly engaging activities
  • Contains several resources, including suggested author pairings and a glossary of key terms
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