Quote from the sonnet “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jIVOgvZ6IgThis video provides an excellent background on the history of Irish immigration. This video would act as an introduction to the topic and form the basis of knowledge for the students. After this video, approaching the present day issues will make much more sense for the students.
This site is trustworthy for it comes from the larger website entitled the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers which is an organization committed to working for the welfare of Irish immigrants. This is the blog section of the website and provides reliable information on recent immigration updates and reports.Linkhttp://ciic-usa.org/irish-immigration-blog/
This podcast provides a global perspective on a global issue and includes an interview with people in Ireland about the reasons for immigration in today’s world. It comes from Public Radio International, is a .org website, and works in conjunction with reputable organizations such as the BBC.Link to the Webpagehttp://www.theworld.org/2010/07/ireland%E2%80%99s-new-immigrant-wave/Link to the Audiohttp://media.theworld.org/audio/072820105.mp3
I know that this site is reliable because of its .org address as well as the fact that I know that this organization exists and have heard of people who have worked through them in New Haven.There are many different aspects of this site that students could look through, from the history of the organization, to the services, to links to more informative sites and facts about refugees. This organization helps people from all over the world, giving student a broader and more global understanding of immigration and the struggles of refugees first coming to America. Link if neededhttp://www.irisct.org/index.html
This site is reliable because of its .org address, reliable homepage, and informative about page. The links to external resources all work and bring you to the site that is expected. The history section of this website is particularly useful for learning more about the background of Irish immigration.Link to site if neededhttp://eiic.org/Link to video bloghttp://www.rte.ie/news/player/2013/0130/20147510-undocumented-irishwoman-reacts-to-immigration-development/
This site has a reliable .org address and sturdy homepage as well as external links. This site is important for students because they often associate undocumented workers with people from South of the border, rather than from Europe. This will help to broaden their understanding of immigration issues as a whole as well as the Irish experience.
This graphic organizer was made using Inspiration. This is a visual way of presenting material to students about Irish immigration in the 19th century. This model would be used in conjunction with a lecture and would help students to organize their thoughts. As I would discuss each bubble, they would see the subpoints underneath as well as the visual clips to make the organizer more interesting. Through organizing their notes in this fashion, the students would receive an overall understanding of Irish immigration at this time in relation to different factors.
This webquest would get students involved in their own education and allow them to explore the history behind immigration and Ellis Island to broaden their understanding of immigration in America. This webquest is associated with Georgia College and State UniversityLink if neededhttp://questgarden.com/114/21/0/101115173732/index.htm
This site comes from a reliable .org address and compiles the stories of multiple immigrants. This activity will bring the immigrant experience more to life for the students as they get to connect experiences with actual people and the issue of immigration is humanized. Link if neededhttps://afsc.org/story/storyology-digital-storytelling-immigrants-and-refugees
Actually going to this museum may be difficult depending on the location of the school, but this virtual tour makes up for it. Through this experience students will see actual examples of life in the tenements and learn through the use of visual, audio, and technology-based interaction.Link if neededhttp://www.tenement.org/Virtual-Tour/index_virtual.html
This site is part of digital history, a reliable and useful site for history teachers. The textual descriptions that go along with each picture will help the student in their interpretation of the art. Link if neededhttp://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/voices/photo_album/photo_album.html
Both of these lesson plans come from .net addresses and are constructed as full lesson plans for the high school level. The sources needed are either included, or available through a link. Both of these lesson plans are well developed and provide interesting insights into the life of an Irish immigrant.The second link opens, but you might have to click out of the powerpoint to see it because on my computer it opens on a different internet program. Link for worksheetshttps://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:xVZ5J7V7QnUJ:gse.uml.edu/rtah/lessons/docs/IrishImmigrationtoAmerica.doc+worksheets+on+irish+immigration&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESilxiijoZP27JZZTtK3kfUbyraFeU_CcYuryTRITaSREgmUAEzmGg6ovefqV0ySgEewpF5mVfft8cvPQChlj0RcJ1EQ6NPySSx-YWPxO_BYJ4FuXeMcyx7kzU1-_vDUvddFc9L6&sig=AHIEtbSCvlUj965RVC9c0tGIXoQSpDpBswLink for lesson planhttp://www.yourcharlotteschools.net/curriculum/SocialStudies9-12/Immigration.pdf*This link worked on my computer, but if it comes up with a box questioning the source, it is reliable.
TED talks are very useful and informative on a varied amount of sources. It is free to download and provides students with access to academic talks on a variety of different sources. Link if neededhttp://edshelf.com/tool/ted
PBS is a very reliable source that has been used, supported, and expanded throughout the years. Link to homepagehttp://www.pbs.org/Immigration Searchhttp://www.pbs.org/search/?q=immigrationIrish Immigration Searchhttp://www.pbs.org/search/?q=irish%20immigrationThe various resources on this site could be used to direct students towards more research, for teacher background research, and for videos to be watched in class and discussed as a group if possible.
This site is also very reliable and has a .gov address. This is a governmental site that is updated often and very useful for multiple types of in formation. This falls under the category of online data source. Link if neededhttp://www.census.gov/
This is a reliable website with a .org address that has functioning links and a sturdy home page. This site come from the online projects category and would help to give students a more global perspective. Link if neededhttp://www.globalschoolnet.org/index.cfm
This site focuses on gathering history from around the world; it’s like pintrest for history. Teachers and students could both work together on this site to gather history and share their experiences together. Whether working on something for the class, the school, or the community, this site allows for interweb collaboration and has an app format as well for students with iphones. The site also uses reliable links and has a good deal of information on projects, resources, and the team behind the site. Link if neededhttp://www.historypin.com/
This site is reliable, and helps students with their search if they ever do not know where to turn next and conventional searches are not leading them to the needed sources. Link if neededhttp://addictomatic.com/Link under search for “Irish Immigration”http://addictomatic.com/topic/irish+immigration
Irish Immigration Grades 9-12 Emily Zwart
RationalOn the Statue of Liberty, the symbolof America, it reads "Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free The wretched refuse of your teeming shore Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” These lines hold the promise that so many emigrants hoped would prove true.
Rational• The topic of immigration is one of vital importance for all Americans, especially during our modern era.• Focusing on the experience and background of Irish immigration provides insight into a manageable case study of struggles and accomplishments• Technology adds to this study in that it allows students to look at evidence across the ages and think using 21st century methods• Students can achieve a more interactive understanding of the experience of others and the realities of the past and present
Youtube Video• Famine to Freedom: The Great Irish Journey (click link to access video)• This is an informative and entertaining video that provides a comprehensive background on Irish history and the immigrant experience.
Blog Link• Latest News Blog from the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers (click link to go to website)• Through this site students can learn about current updates and issues with Irish immigration from a reliable, and Irish-based webpage.• It is important to gather information from global perspectives, as well as from American and Irish viewpoints, this opinion is Irish-based.
Podcast• Irelands New Immigrant Wave (click link to access podcast)• Through this podcast students can listen to a scholar speak on more modern issues in Irish immigration.
Agencies/Organizations • IRIS Homepage (click link to access webpage) • The IRIS organization works to provide aid and assistance to refugees, asylees, and immigrants who are living in America. • The site would be useful for students to look through what is available for immigrants in the United States and to see what sort of services are the most necessary.
Agencies/Organizations• Emerald Isle Immigration Services Homepage (click link to access webpage)• This site is more specifically focused on Irish immigration in America, especially because the Emerald Island Immigration Services was founded by Irish immigrants.• The blogs and other resources available also provide great insight into the Irish experience and current advances.• Video Blog from this Site (click link to access video)
Agencies/Organizations• The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (click link to access webpage)• This site is the homepage of the Irish Immigration Lobbyist page and contains many resources and updates on Irish immigration and how advocates are working for change.• The site contains news updates and blogs to keep students informed on the debate over rights for undocumented Irish immigrants in America.
Teaching Materials• Immigration Webquest (clink link to access webpage)• This site is very interactive and takes students on a tour of the immigrant experience through Ellis Island.• There are multiple different sources such as videos, documents, and images for the students to explore
Teaching Materials• Digital Story Telling by Immigrants and Refugees (click link to access webpage)• This site provides students with firsthand accounts of the immigrant experience and appeals to the audio and visual aspects of learning. Participants in collecting, editing, and telling the stories
Teaching Materials• Virtual Tour of Tenement Museum (click link to access website)• This site allows students to take a virtual tour of the Tenement Museum. The tour goes through the poor conditions that many incoming immigrants had to face, including the Irish.
Teaching Material• Images of Immigration (click link to access webpage)• This site allows students to look through photos based off of Edward A. Steiner’s book along with textual descriptions to add context to the images.
Teaching Material• Irish Immigration Lesson Plan with Worksheets and Primary Sources (click on link to access webpage)• This lesson plan focuses on the Irish experience and has the students look at art and short readings. The primary sources and worksheets are included.• Irish Immigration Web-Based Lesson Plan (click on link to access webpage)• This lesson plan is also on the Irish, but focuses on images and language. There is a worksheet as well, but the sources are mainly found online.
App Site• TED App (click on link to access app)• This free application can either be a website, or an ipod app, and gives students access to TED talks that vary in topic. There are many different videos on immigration that can be accessed through the search bar.
Subject Specific Site• PBS Home Page (click link to access webpage)• This site provides reliable information for any social studies teacher on a variety of sources.• When searching “immigration” or “Irish immigration” various sources and videos become readily available.
Uses of the Internet• United States Census Bureau (click link to access webpage)• This site is invaluable for the topic of immigration. Both students and teacher can find information on the population of the United States as it pertains to immigration throughout different years.
Uses of Internet• Global School Net (click link to access webpage)• This source connects students and teachers globally so that they can collaborate on projects• The teacher can also create interactive online expeditions to distant places, such as Ireland, to help students better understand a different culture
Web 2.0• History Pin (click on link to access webpage)• This site is very useful for collaboration between students, teachers, and a global community• The basis of the site is to “pin” history where ever it can be found and work to gather as much history as possible• This website can be used in communities, schools, and smaller groups. It could be adapted to various uses in the classroom setting
Web 2.0• Addict-o-Matic (click link to access webpage)• This feature customizes webpages to a specific search. Students can use this site to search under immigration and Irish immigration and gain access to varied sources from all different types of online media.
Conclusion• This presentation combines a variety of sources that allow students to travel through time, as well as look into the future, when talking about Irish immigration. They will be able to interpret broad themes of immigration and ground their understanding with the case study of the Irish. Through using technology, they have access to more resources that a text book and chalkboard can provide. As a nation of immigrants, this issue is key to our concept of our national and individual identity.
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